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Frances was born in Toronto and has lived in various places since that time returning to her urban roots in 2010 by moving to downtown Hamilton. She is developing a keen interest in urban issues with a focus on improved walkability and bikeability.
City Councillors: Think Like a Mayor - I would hope every city councillor has at least an inkling of ambition to be mayor of the whole city. With that ambition in mind, now is the time to practice having a city-wide focus. Published January 30, 2015 in Commentary
Think of the Next 100 Years, Not the Next Four - We can't achieve the increased tax revenue that comes from intensification without supplying the services required by these new taxpayers. Published January 15, 2015 in Special Report: Bus Lane
Complete Streets Need Improved Transit - Or, How the HSR made me a car commuter. Published July 19, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets