Hamilton’s Useful Knowledge Society hosted two speakers on March 7, 2017 to discuss how our city can prepare for intensification and population growth forecast to occur during the next 35 years.
Hamilton’s population is forecast to grow by 250,000 people during that time.
Two speakers, Richard Harris and John Nostrand, brought their insight to the discussion. Each provided a presentation that was followed by a question and answer period.
Harris, a Professor in McMaster’s School of Geography & Earth Sciences, presented a historic overview of housing development in the Golden Horseshoe, with a focus on Hamilton’s neighbourhoods:

John van Nostrand, architect and planner at SvN, looked at the future and how to effectively plan for future development: