The Useful Knowledge Society of Hamilton hosted a discussion on Women and the City on June 6, 2017.
Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development department hosted Gayle Bursey, Director of Growth Management Strategy for the Region of Peel, who spoke on the topic of Improving Health by Design in the GTHA. Bursey’s talk was based upon her work in the inter-regional report “Improving Health by Design in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area” released in May 2014 by the Medical Officers of Health for Hamilton, Peel, Simcoe Muskoka, and Toronto. McMaster’s Jim Dunn, the Director of the McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments, added to Bursey’s remarks with additional focus on how better urban design can improve Hamilton. There was an audience question and answer at the end of the talks. Full replay video.
The City’s public consultation series on Pier 7 and 8 continues this Thursday (March 31) from 7:00 to 9:10pm with a larger venue at LIUNA Station on James Street North.
Dr. Pamela Blais spoke to a packed house Tuesday night about what Hamilton needs to do achieve the major shift in development patterns that LRT promises. Blais explain how our current system of development incentives are driving unsustainable sprawl and how the City can change those incentives to encourage denser more efficient growth. The free event was hosted by the Useful Knowledge Society of Hamilton and the Hamilton-Burlington Society of Architects and and held at Mills Hardware.
Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn? This was the topic of the 2015 Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Ambitious City Event.
Carlo Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, provided the keynote which was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Steve Paikin where Tim Potocic, Terry Cooke, and Sevaun Palvetzian of Civic Action discussed how Hamilton can learn from Brooklyn’s success and how to avoid some of the challenges Brooklyn encountered during its revival.
Full video replay of the event.
How do we build a fair electoral system? Three speakers will address the issue:
Professor Karen Bird, McMaster University
Be the Vote, a youth voting initiative
Desmond Cole, writer and project co-ordinator for City Vote
Famed electoral reform advocate – who Hamilton City Clerks say is the “activist” that spurred the province to review the Municipal Elections Act – Dave Meslin (@Meslin) is speaking at Hamilton City Hall tonight. Meslin is a leading force for electoral reform in Hamilton, a renowned speaker, and leading engaged citizen in Toronto. Replay
Hamilton’s Ward 1 and 2 neighbourhood associations hosted a discussion on intensification with an informed group of panelists moderated by Ryan McGreal:
Jason Thorne, the City of Hamilton’s General Manager of Planning and Economic Development
Steve Kulakowsky, a developer from Hamilton-based Core Urban Inc.
Dr. Jim Dunn, McMaster University Professor and Chair of Applied Public Health from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Dana Anderson, a professional planner and partner at MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Ltd.