Articles in Special Report: Aerotropolis

Recommendations to Planning Committee on Airport Employment Growth District
This presentation on the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) was submitted to the City's Planning Committee on behalf of Environment Hamilton.
by Don McLean
Published February 19, 2014 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (16 comments)

Aerotropolis a $500 Million Pitfall
We can have more jobs at less cost by investing in our existing infrastructure than by spending half a billion dollars on a greenfield development around the airport.
by Larry Pomerantz
Published November 29, 2012 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (21 comments)

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)

Aerotropolis Costs
The AEGD issue has flown silently under the radar in the mainstream media, but it threatens to have major impacts on our future growth and sustainability.
by Sean Burak
Published October 21, 2010 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (42 comments)

20 Reasons to Stop Aerotropolis
Hamiltonians for Progressive Development releases 20 arguments against the City's planned Airport Employment Growth District.
by RTH Staff
Published September 28, 2010 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (37 comments)

A Fast-Track to Failure: Council Promises to Vote on Airport Lands Before Election
Air transport is a risky growth strategy in an energy-constrained future, and uses that are not airport-related do not need to be near the airport. So why are we still determined to open up the Airport Employment Growth District?
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 29, 2010 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (25 comments)

Aerotropolis Secrecy Leaves Citizens and Councillors in the Dark
If our governments don't tell us what the debate is about, how can we reasonably be expected even to know what questions to ask?
by Don McLean
Published July 07, 2008 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (20 comments)

GRIDS Goes Bust
How could such a large project, involving so many contributors, end up producing almost exactly the status quo framework that developers want?
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 26, 2006 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (0 comments)

Business as Usual
The GRIDS long-term growth strategy is not "smart growth" by any meaningful definition.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 05, 2006 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (1 comment)

From 'Desperation Planning' to Community Vision
Between Hamiltonians for Progressive Development and energy expert Richard Gilbert, Hamilton City Council has a great opportunity to restore an open, citizen-based program for setting goals and establishing criteria.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (0 comments)

Thinking Beyond the Hunch: An Interview With Michael Desnoyers and Jack Santa-Barbara
The co-founders of Hamiltonians for Progressive Development respond to Mayor Larry Di Ianni on aerotropolis, planning, and public participation.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (4 comments)

A Real Transport Hub
The city's $100 million aerotropolis investment will "lock in" a system that is inherently less efficient than available alternatives, saddling Hamilton with infrastructure that will make it less competitive in the future.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 01, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (0 comments)

Getting Off the GRIDS
A massive urban expansion is being executed under the auspices of a strategy that is supposed to prevent such madness.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 16, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (2 comments)

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