Comment 112279

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted June 16, 2015 at 09:58:03 in reply to Comment 112276

Presumably the authors of the report felt Ryan's comments would be knowledgeable and helpful given his over ten years of research and writing on issues around complete streets and urban design in Hamilton. That's why they asked him to review the report.

In other words, the "experts" used their "expertise" to determine that Ryan is in fact knowledgeable about this subject (despite not being an academic researcher) and they therefore wanted to get his feedback on their report. This is generally the way it works in the academic world: credentials are useful shortcuts, but anyone can contribute to the knowledge base if they can convince their peers that they have something useful to contribute.

It's really not that complicated.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-06-16 09:59:03

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