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George Sweetman has been a civil engineer for 30 years working in land development and renewable energy, as well as teaching university students. He volunteers at various organizations focused on food security and affordable housing.
Race to the Bottom to Avoid Fear of Height - Our Official Plan does not start with a description of allowable building heights and parking spaces, but public meetings usually end there. Published April 05, 2018 in Downtown Bureau
Aligning Action with Rhetoric - During election campaigns, politicians speak often of their leadership abilities - perhaps it is time to show some leadership action. Published November 09, 2015 in Special Report: Climate Change
On Measuring What We Value - We need to ensure that planning decisions are based on more than just economics. The social and environmental aspects must have equal weight in the decision matrix. Published August 20, 2015 in Commentary
A Narrow Focus Leads to Wide Streets - If we are to move forward in Hamilton and make real change, we must be willing to address our specific concerns in the broader context of a liveable city. Published July 27, 2015 in Commentary