Articles from October, 2012

Airport Development a Backdoor for More Sprawl
The City's Airport Economic Growth District is a red herring, an excuse to expand the urban boundary so home builders can squeeze a little more money out of sprawl.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 29, 2012 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (51 comments)

Lincoln Alexander State Funeral
At 2:30 PM today, Hamilton will play host to a state funeral for Lincoln Alexander.
by Joey Coleman
Published October 26, 2012 in Special Report (0 comments)

Lessons from Buffalo for Hunter Street
Hunter Street has room for curbside parking and two-way bike lanes, and one traffic lane is more than enough capacity for the number of cars it carries today.
by Jason Leach
Published October 26, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

Colonel FG Ward Pumping Station, Buffalo
The principal difficulty in putting an industrial artifact into preservation (not into suspension, but into preservation) is not the cost of conservation work, but the provision of an interpretive program.
by Shawn Selway
Published October 26, 2012 in Architecture (4 comments)

Demolishing the Future
If we keep making decisions that turn young people away, we will ultimately empty the city of everyone who promises to be a productive contributor to our culture and our economy.
by Sean Burak
Published October 25, 2012 in Special Report: Heritage (151 comments)

Details on James North GO Station
Metrolinx has sent the City of Hamilton some details and timelines on the planned all-day GO Train station on James North.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 25, 2012 in Special Report: Pan Am (60 comments)

Hamilton Bike Box Needs Higher Profile
A year on, it's time for Hamilton to beef up the design of its invisible bike box at Studholme and Aberdeen.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 23, 2012 in Special Report: Cycling (33 comments)

Cycling Infrastructure Strongly Influences Injury Risk
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health using injury data from Toronto and Vancouver finds that street infrastructure has a big impact on risk of injury for cyclists.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 22, 2012 in Special Report: Cycling (11 comments)

Pan Am Venue Process Led to Generic Stadium Design
With all the Pan Am venue designs bundled into a single bid, individual venues did not necessarily get the best or most cost-efficient design.
by Kevin Hollingworth
Published October 19, 2012 in Special Report: Pan Am (55 comments)

Turning Cannon into a Complete Street
Now is the time to bring balance and complete streets to our major one-way corridors through our urban neighbourhoods and through the heart of our downtown commercial district.
by Jason Leach
Published October 18, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (24 comments)

Councillors to Discuss Pipeline Plans
The Enbridge Line 9 pipeline reversal poses a very clear risk of a significant environmental disaster throughout a long corridor of our rural lands.
by Undustrial
Published October 15, 2012 in Commentary (20 comments)

The Great Stadium Disappointment
The new stadium is an uninspired, boring, half-assed waste of money.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 14, 2012 in Special Report: Pan Am (238 comments)

Time for CBC Hamilton to Up its Game
It is crucially important that CBC is in Hamilton, even in the limited capacity of its current iteration. Yet the service we are currently receiving is not commensurate with other communities across Canada.
by Sonja Macdonald
Published October 11, 2012 in Media (127 comments)

Lion's Lair Showcases Hamilton Entrepreneurs
Events like Lion's Lair not only help to showcase young businesses, but also bring more attention to the potential for Hamiltonians to become entrepreneurs and start transformative new businesses.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 05, 2012 in Special Report: Creative City (9 comments)

Oil: The 75 Dollar Floor Price
If oil exploration and production spending declines from its current high rates (probably above $350 billion per year), even maintaining current global oil output will be difficult.
by Andrew McKillop
Published October 01, 2012 in Special Report: Peak Oil (5 comments)

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