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Rob Fiedler is a member of the Beasley Neighbourhood Association executive. Expresses himself in a 280 characters or less @rsfiedler.
Proposed Inclusionary Zoning Rules too Weak to be Effective - With the addition of the West Harbour GO and planning underway for the forthcoming B-line LRT, it is crucial for Hamilton to be able to require a minimum percentage of units in new developments be affordable. Published February 01, 2018 in Downtown Bureau
More to Intensification than Number of Units - Greenwin's plans for 181 John Street North and 192 Hughson Street North raise a number of complex and interconnected planning issues that need City Council's attention. Published July 03, 2017 in Downtown Bureau
Asking the Right Questions About Hamilton's 2016 Census Data - What we really need is some leadership to address whether intensification in Hamilton will include in its mix affordable units and housing suitable for families. Published February 14, 2017 in Commentary
Don't Miss Opportunity to Create Real, Lasting Value - At best, this proposal destroys a set of rare pre-Confederation stone buildings to make way for something new. At worst, it risks creating another void space downtown in a strategically important street wall. Published January 16, 2017 in Special Report: Heritage
Affordable Housing Growing in Importance in Hamilton - With a new government in Ottawa, might there be an opportunity for Hamilton to be ambitious and incorporate more of a grassroots, community-led component to upcoming planned redevelopments. Published November 23, 2015 in Special Report
A Conversation with Bill Freeman on Urban Restoration - Join Bill Freeman for a talk on Friday, October 9, 7:00 PM at 294 James Street North. Published October 08, 2015 in Events
Lessons From False Creek South for Hamilton's Waterfront Redevelopment - Politicians like things to be cheap, easy, and popular. Making our waterfront an accessible, complete community might be popular in the long-run, but it's unlikely to be cheap or easy. Published August 07, 2015 in Downtown Bureau
It's More Important to Get Waterfront Development Right Than Fast - Real success for the waterfront's renaissance will be if we manage to create a complete community that endures beyond the glint of newness. Published July 17, 2015 in Downtown Bureau
Sooner or Later, Council Will Have to Confront Reality - Better days are still ahead for Hamilton. I just wish it didn't feel like a majority of Council was a millstone for us to drag there. Published January 23, 2015 in Special Report: Bus Lane
Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism by Benjamin Ross - Dead End is an engaging book, appropriately critical of sprawl without being sanctimonious and asking the right questions about why we continue to build sprawl when so many people prefer complete neighbourhoods. Published November 17, 2014 in Reviews
MacNab Two-Way Conversion in Operation, Published June 19, 2013 in Transportation
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