Articles from September, 2009

Official Launch of Hamilton Civic League
Witness the birth of a truly transformative organization in a city crying out for effective broad-based organizing.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 30, 2009 in Editorial (28 comments)

National Post Lobs More Hyperbole Across Manufactured Car/Bicycle Divide
Should the blatant and unapologetic opposition to cycling initiatives in Toronto make us thankful for our own media's apathetic feigned concern?
by Jonathan Dalton
Published September 30, 2009 in Opinion (22 comments)

High Rise Towers Don't Make Neighbourhoods
Porches, parks, pubs, chance encounters - this is how communities are forged.
by Ben Bull
Published September 28, 2009 in Accidental Activist (18 comments)

The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
A man was robbed at gunpoint on Bold St., half a block from Locke.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 28, 2009 in Editorial (8 comments)

Energy Security and Climate Change
Adding the many complex uncertainties together, the Keynesian quest for low carbon energy, supposedly to save the world from climate catastrophe, could intensify global energy economic volatility with surprising results.
by Andrew McKillop
Published September 22, 2009 in Special Report: Climate Change (7 comments)

Next Stop for Connaught Proposal: Provincial Government
Citizens concerned about the process and the selection of the Connaught should direct their energies and efforts toward the provincial government.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 21, 2009 in Editorial (53 comments)

Vancouver Establishes Open Data Catalogue
Congratulations to Vancouver for taking the first steps into a new pattern of cooperation and information sharing with its citizens.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 17, 2009 in Special Report: Open Public Data (10 comments)

Derision Towards Poor Taints Connaught Debate
There are legitimate reasons to be opposed to the Connaught proposal, but they are getting lost among unacceptable attitudes towards economically disadvantaged people.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 16, 2009 in Commentary (77 comments)

When Sharing Goes Bad: Student Cooperation in the Age of DRM
Can you claim that you did your homework if you got help with it? If you help someone else with theirs, is that cheating?
by Michelle Martin
Published September 16, 2009 in Belonging (0 comments)

Talk Radio Ranting No Way to Debate Policy
Uninformed rationalizing from a set of prejudices might make for entertaining rants on the long commute home from work, but it makes for lousy public policy debate.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 16, 2009 in Editorial (40 comments)

The Mad Connaught
If the downtown is for everyone, where is the rest of everyone?
by Reg Beaudry
Published September 15, 2009 in Opinion (138 comments)

A Jolley Cut for Everyone
The Jolley is about to be re-paved. Let's make it accessible to everyone in the city, no matter what mode of transport they prefer.
by Sean Burak
Published September 14, 2009 in Feature (27 comments)

Council to Vote on Connaught Plan
If it seems like there are a lot of 'ifs' in this proposal, it's because there are.
by Jason Leach
Published September 14, 2009 in Downtown Bureau (33 comments)

Area Rating Reform Should Not Be a Zero-Sum Game
The main purpose of equalizing tax rates should be to increase the revenue coming into the system so the city can afford to improve service.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 14, 2009 in Special Report: Transit (5 comments)

A Proposal for Good Copyright Legislation
Creating truly inspired legislation will not be easy, but Canadians deserve nothing less on this crucial issue. We need bold legislation and a made-in-Canada approach.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 11, 2009 in Digital Kayak (3 comments)

Transition to Low Carbon Urbanism: The Energy and Economic Challenge
Under resource-constrained circumstances and in economic uncertainty, the most economically efficient, sustainable urban development options will be selected and prioritized.
by Andrew McKillop
Published September 09, 2009 in Special Report: Peak Oil (11 comments)

Zip Lines and Daughters
Why jump into a pool when you can plummet into it from a suspended overhead wire?
by Kevin Somers
Published September 09, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

How Will They Like Our City?
Hamilton should start thinking about how to attract tourists. When we do, we could do worse than take a few lessons from Quebec.
by Ben Bull
Published September 09, 2009 in Accidental Activist (17 comments)

Rome Falls While The Sun Shines
Discussing the end of population growth is as politically incorrect as saying the simplest solution to peak oil and climate change is to use less fossil energy, starting with the most oil and fossil energy intense economies and societies.
by Andrew McKillop
Published September 01, 2009 in Special Report: Peak Oil (39 comments)

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