Archive for May, 2012

June 13 Cities for People Workshop

The Renew Hamilton Project is hosting Cities for People – a FREE urban design workshop to help promote quality developments in Hamilton – on June 13 from 9:00 am to 12 noon at Hamilton City Hall.  This event is ideally suited to leaders and practitioners... More

Chris McLaughlin on Bayfront Restoration Podcast

Chris McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Bay Area Restoration Council, addressed the Canadian Club of Hamilton last week and provided a comprehensive overview of efforts to date to renew Hamilton harbour. Did you know that in the past twenty five years public access to... More

Michael Shuman Podcast

Michael Shuman spoke in Hamilton this evening at an event organized by Environment Hamilton and focused on practical strategies to invest in local economies – a key principle of The Renew Hamilton Project (listen to his complete address below and CLICK HERE for a... More

David Adames Podcast

David Adames, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce – the organization of record for Renew Hamilton – spoke at the Rotary Club of Hamilton last week. His address provided a broad overview of the Chamber’s new priorities under the overarching theme of... More

HES Idea 1: Simple City Math

Hamilton, like most other mature cities with aging infrastructure and a reduced industrial base, has many significant financial needs.  Yet our capacity to generate revenue is in large measure limited to municipal property taxes – residential, commercial and industrial.  Most proposals that require an... More

Gore Gets a Facelift

The Hamilton Spectator’s Hilary Caton wrote a piece about the pedestrian pilot project timed for this summer along the south leg of King Street East.   It appeared in yesterday’s paper – front page, above the fold.  Enjoy … “Meet me at the Gore”... More

Real Estate Panel Podcast from HES 2012

The May 10, 2012 Hamilton Economic Summit included a panel devoted to real estate development in Hamilton in the context of local and regional opportunities and challenges (see link to podcast below). The 45 minute interactive discussion generated a number of proposed actions to... More

Guests for June 14 Salon Dinner

CLICK HERE to RSVP for Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests Dieter Grau Dieter Grau is a landscape architect with more than fifteen years of experience creating spaces that evoke an association with nature and provide stewardship of land. His diverse span of prominent work... More

Local Walkability Report Released

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released a report this week entitled Walkability and Economic Development: How Pedestrian and Transit-oriented Environments Attract Creative Jobs in Hamilton. DOWNLOAD NOW  [download id=”12″]   Building on a recommendation from last year’s Hamilton Economic Summit, the chamber commissioned the... More

Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests

WELCOME to our SALON An evening of fine dining, friendship and learning The Renew Hamilton Speaker Series is set to launch under the title Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests. Mr. Hume is an urban affairs columnist with The Toronto Star and an acclaimed... More