Shift: Changing Direction in City Building with Dr. Pamela Blais [Video]

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.

Town Hall on Electoral Reform With Desmond Cole

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

Dave Meslin Speaks in Hamilton on Electoral Reform

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

Intensification – The Hamilton Neighbourhoods Discussion

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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.