Archive for February, 2012

Renewal Publicity

Right now we’re writing an article that highlights a few examples of private sector firms that are utilizing City of Hamilton grant and loan programs to help with the costs of revitalizing buildings in the historic Gore Park Precinct. One example is a Toronto... More

Renewal Business Opportunities

The modern renewal economy offers profitable business opportunities linked to the regeneration of restorable assets (built and natural).  In the case of Hamilton, we are particularly rich in business opportunities ready-made for small business owners and entrepreneurs willing to roll up their sleeves and... More

C. Leinberger on Walkable Communities

Christopher Leinberger, a Visiting Fellow with The Brookings Institution, spoke at the 2011 Hamilton Economic Summit on the worldwide pent up market demand for walkable communities. Listen to his keynote address now. Leinberger Part 1: Christopher Leinberger at HES 2011 Part 1 Leinberger Part... More

Downtown Hamilton is a Learning Hub

A recent Urban Insights report published by the Centre for Community Study maps the growing presence of education institutions operating in downtown Hamilton.  According to the report, there are currently more than 9,000 learners enrolled at roughly 20 education facilities in our central city.  A... More

Video Storylines Emerging

We are currently meeting with project partners – select developers and community organizations – one on one to determine storylines for the video case studies to be produced in 2012.   Each storyline will be built around ‘milestone moments’ that will help shape the future... More

Curriculum Development Underway

Stakeholders engaged in advancing Hamilton’s renewal economy – including developers, designers and builders – will gather to help define priorities for the Renew Hamilton education and training curriculum now being created.  The meeting will take place on Feb 29 at the Engineering Technology Building... More

Plans Taking Shape

Details are being confirmed for the inaugural Renew Hamilton Speakers Series moderated by urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume.  The purpose of the series is to showcase current thinking and global best practices in creating inspired urban environments. The proposed venue is the newly renovated... More

Audio Tour of City Square

Lianne Cranfield, Marketing Director with New Horizon Homes, provided us with a guided tour of the City Square Condominium Presentation Centre in January 2012.  Lots of great detail and a compelling story of why young professionals are selecting Hamilton as a community of choice.... More

Welcome to Renew Hamilton

We’ll here we are ~ a sparkling new website to support our project.  A special call out to all our friends at Imagination Plus for creating such a powerful communications platform and our start up logo.           More