Articles from August, 2011

Hamilton Stone Masons and Quarry Men
The 19th century men who worked with stone described themselves as builders, quarry men, stone cutters, and either masons or stone masons.
by Gerard V. Middleton
Published August 31, 2011 in Architecture (6 comments)

Editorial Cartoon: OK...Who Threw That?
Inspired by a column by Andrew Dreschel in today's Spectator that tries to pin Mayor Bratina down on the Pan Am Velodrome fiasco.
by David Brace
Published August 31, 2011 in Comic (18 comments)

Councillors to Continue Velodrome Discussion September 13
Councillors will meet in a special General Issues Committee meeting on September 13 to continue their discussion on the Pan Am Velodrome proposal.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 30, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am (42 comments)

Something's Wrong, Something Mighty Wrong
The original definition of the phrase 'to lead' is to guide someone or a group from one place to another. This requires competency, it requires the generation of trust and of faith.
by M Adrian Brassington
Published August 30, 2011 in Opinion (29 comments)

Troop on Velodrome Risks and Opportunities, Stadium Costs
Toronto 2015 CEO Ian Troop spoke to RTH today on the phone to discuss the Pan Am velodrome, the stadium, and the decision facing Hamilton City Council.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 30, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am (20 comments)

Councillors to Consider Velodrome Proposal, Change to Pan Am Stadium Plan
Staff reports on a proposed permanent velodrome at Mohawk College and a decision to completely rebuild Ivor Wynne Stadium will give Councillors plenty to discuss at today's GIC meeting.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 29, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am (96 comments)

Council Controversy over Velodrome Proposal
Councillor Ferguson and Clark have objected to the short notice for Monday's proposed General Issues Committee and Council meetings to make a decision on the Pan Am Velodrome.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 26, 2011 in Special Report: Pan Am (100 comments)

Hamilton Building Stone, Part 2: Eramosa Dolomite
Quarries in the Eramosa dolomite were the preferred local source of stone for major buildings in Hamilton in the 1870s and 1880s.
by Gerard V. Middleton
Published August 23, 2011 in Architecture (12 comments)

Review: The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg
The future of cites will rest on their ability to change economic thinking patterns that have only benefited the top few percent of corporate executives.
by Maggie Hughes
Published August 22, 2011 in Reviews (21 comments)

Life and the Geometry of the Environment
Quality of life in a built environment depends on having intimate contact with natural forms.
by Nikos A. Salingaros
Published August 22, 2011 in Architecture (2 comments)

Hamilton Building Stone
Most early stone buildings in Hamilton were constructed from two local stones: a sandstone quarried at the base of the escarpment, and a dolomite quarried on the Mountain. This article gives the geological background, describes the two stones, and the his
by Gerard V. Middleton
Published August 18, 2011 in Architecture (37 comments)

Fate of Old Revenue Building Starts to Come into Focus
Vrancor plan is to partially demolish 150 Main Street West and incorporate the southwest corner into a new condo development.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 17, 2011 in Special Report (43 comments)

From Reading Cities to Doing Cities
Our geography gives us an opportunity to reinvent Hamilton in ways that no other city in North America has ever had an opportunity to envision. We need to develop capacity not to catch the next wave, but to become the next wave.
by Mahesh P. Butani
Published August 16, 2011 in Opinion (28 comments)

Council Should Do the Right Thing at 245 Catherine Street North
The time has come for Council to do what's right for the Beasley Community: engage in the immediate demolition and cleanup of this longstanding toxic waste site.
by Matt Jelly
Published August 11, 2011 in Commentary (45 comments)

Book Review: The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Fighting inequality could accomplish far more to reduce violence and unrest and cost less than imprisoning ever-larger numbers of the poor.
by Michael Borrelli
Published August 11, 2011 in Reviews (10 comments)

Where Is Our Champion?
The transformation of Indianapolis from rust belt city to gem of the mid-west demonstrates the importance of civic leadership.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published August 09, 2011 in Commentary (35 comments)

Deep-Reading the Urban Form
Engaging with the various layers of historic, political and geographic sub-structures upon which a city stands allows for richer insights into how cities evolve, and how different cities evolve differently.
by Mahesh P. Butani
Published August 09, 2011 in Opinion (7 comments)

Locked in the Tower of a Gloomy Mansion
We still speak about people with mental illness as if all they need to do to get better is try harder, using ourselves as a reference point and forgetting all the material and personal advantages we may have.
by Michelle Martin
Published August 08, 2011 in Belonging (7 comments)

Vancouver: 40 Years of Urbanism in Pictures
A series of photos to illustrate some aspects of the Vancouver Model of urban development.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 05, 2011 in Photo Essay (31 comments)

Album Review: Hollow by Cut Off Your Hands
If an eighties band had a sensitive, slightly flat baritone singer (and which ones didn't?), you'll hear their influences percolating up throughout this album.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 05, 2011 in Reviews (3 comments)

Myths and Facts about Light Rail Transit
A number of common myths about LRT and Hamilton continue to surface in the public debate over the City's proposed east-west LRT line.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 04, 2011 in Special Report: Light Rail (117 comments)

A Distant Mirror: 40 Years of Urbanism in Vancouver
Vancouver and Hamilton were remarkably similar cities 40 years ago, but deliberate choices have put these two cities on diverging paths. This article examines the reasons Vancouver has become a city known for its livability and dense urban form.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 02, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (71 comments)

The Mystery of the Missing Minute
A CHML podcast of Mayor Bratina on the Bill Kelly Show had one minute removed before it was posted. Why?
by Graham Crawford
Published August 01, 2011 in Special Report: Light Rail (43 comments)

People
People have theories on how people arrived, but people have never agreed and never will.
by Kevin Somers
Published August 01, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (26 comments)

Why Bratina is on the Right Track (Even if he Can't Explain)
The improved GO connections that Mayor Bratina is pushing are far more likely to transpire in the near term than a downtown tramway and have the potential to provide some major benefits.
by Ray Lawlor
Published August 01, 2011 in Opinion (24 comments)

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