Comment 36115

By BoldStreetLad (anonymous) | Posted December 08, 2009 at 02:14:19

We may also look across the Atlantic to similar sized cities in England comparable to Hamilton: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, all of which in the last 15 years have transformed themselves into thriving, exciting and dynamic cities that were once in a very depressed state of disrepair, following WWII up until the early 1990's when the local councils and citizens decided to do something about it themselves. They created the "Newcastle Development Corporation" for example. Local developers, councillers, businesses, local people all got behind the project. When that happened and plans were made, everyone in the wider Business world in London (where the money is), and from the National government starting to take notice, and they then wanted to get involved. I lived there for 15 years and watched it happen before my very eyes. Skeptics be warned, changing a city isn't that difficult, changing people's minds however is much harder.

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