Articles from December, 2013

Hamilton: Brutal Beauty, Hidden Heritage Guide
This book is highly recommended for a deeper understanding of Hamilton's developments and for giving context to local newspaper articles on current issues.
by Joy Jones
Published December 30, 2013 in Reviews (2 comments)

Best Albums of 2013
Here's a little slice of the music pie I ate in 2013.
by Michael Borrelli
Published December 30, 2013 in Reviews (9 comments)

Top 9 Hamilton Heritage Events for 2013
Is 2013 the year that we finally recognized the value of our built heritage? Some of the top heritage events of might suggest this is the case.
by Chris Erskine
Published December 27, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (2 comments)

Hamilton's Bike Share: A Bike Parking Opportunity
This project is a perfect opportunity to address gaps in bike parking while planning and building for bike share infrastructure.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published December 27, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (13 comments)

Thank You For Making 2013 an Amazing Year
This year, Council endorsed several important programs that support livability. Please take a few minutes to thank them.
by Justin Jones
Published December 23, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (5 comments)

Moving to Toronto
We calculated that we could afford to move to Toronto - if we ditched the car.
by Ben Bull
Published December 23, 2013 in Accidental Activist (5 comments)

Complete Streets? Stop the Madness!
This is the road network we need and deserve - free from the irritation of cyclists, pedestrians, stop lights, turning lanes, oncoming traffic, and pretty much any other users of the road, allowing you to get anywhere in well under 20 minutes.
by Chris Higgins
Published December 19, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (44 comments)

Forget Santa. Slam Poetry Is Coming To Town!
The spoken word, in this context, is certainly both alive, well and, at times, very loud, funny and irreverent.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published December 19, 2013 in Events (4 comments)

The Walkability Dividend and the Age-Old Political Struggle
Every municipal service that cities provide today is the outcome of an earlier argument between people who wanted to improve urban quality of life and people who didn't want their taxes to go up.`
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 18, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (5 comments)

We Need Better than Demolition for the Sandbar Building
Let's make the restoration of one of downtown Hamilton's most notorious properties a showcase for adaptive reuse, for reinvigorating old buildings with new energy, and for leading by example.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 17, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (15 comments)

Council Approves Bike Share
Council gave its final approval to the Social Bicycles proposal for a bike share in Hamilton. The program is scheduled to start this coming Spring.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 12, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (41 comments)

Christmas Miracle: Council Votes to Designate Gore Buildings
City Council just voted unanimously to designate 18-22 King Street East and protect the buildings from demolition.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 12, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (47 comments)

Return to Barton-Tiffany
Barton-Tiffany is a good place to start practising some of these things which do not preclude or foreclose development but prepare for it.
by Shawn Selway
Published December 11, 2013 in Special Report: Pan Am (4 comments)

Demolitions, Illegal Parking Lots and Danegeld
Our leaders have the power to stand up to the property speculators threatening to sack our city, if only they will have the courage to exercise it.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published December 09, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (16 comments)

M.I.G.H.T.Y. Inroads to High School Entrepreneurship
This ambitious pilot project aims to demonstrate entrepreneurship as a viable career choice to the youth of central Hamilton.
by Lorenzo Somma
Published December 09, 2013 in Commentary (0 comments)

Illegal Parking Lot at 20 Jackson Street West
Cars are parked on the site of the former office building in apparent violation of a standing moratorium on new surface parking downtown.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 06, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (47 comments)

More Details on Bike Share Proposal
Social Bicycles provides more detail on how the bike system works and what they are doing to protect the security and privacy of user data.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 04, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (32 comments)

Inspiring Talk on The Ambitious City by Toronto's Chief Planner
Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat shared the timeless principles of great cities, noted the classic mistakes Hamilton has made, and sketched a path to recovery.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 04, 2013 in Events (38 comments)

An Open Letter to Councillor Lloyd Ferguson
Downtown does belong to everyone, and our one-way, high-speed thoroughfares are holding it back from realizing its potential.
by Justin Jones
Published December 03, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

While Hamilton Agonizes Over Urban Arterials, Seattle Implements Complete Streets
Seattle is turning a five-lane arterial into a complete street with new streetcars and a protected two-way cycle track.
by Jason Leach
Published December 03, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (18 comments)

Let's Bring Back Postal Banking
Postal Banking will promote financial inclusion and address the problems many communities and individuals in this country have with getting access to banking services.
by Bob Wood
Published December 02, 2013 in Commentary (12 comments)

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