Archive for July, 2014

Localizing Thomas Piketty

Severe income and wealth inequalities are on the rise worldwide, particularly in developed countries like the United States. According to French economist Thomas Piketty, author of the bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, current trends will see the gap between the rich and... More

Gary Graham at HES 2014

Here’s a seven minute audio recording from this year’s Hamilton Economic Summit hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. It features remarks by Gary Graham, board chair of McMaster Innovation Park and past co-chair of the Hamilton Economic Summit, on the innovation process and... More

Ten Placemaking Tips

Janette MacDonald, executive director of Downtown London – a business improvement area serving the urban core of London, Ontario – presented on the topic of placemaking at the sixth annual Transforming and Revitalizing Downtown Summit in June 2014. She spoke in a direct manner... More

Evergreen at HES 2014

Here’s a 15 minute audio recording of Geoff Cape speaking at the Chamber’s 7th Hamilton Economic Summit held in June 2014. Cape is the founder and CEO of Evergreen, a Toronto-based not for profit focused on creating sustainable, green cities worldwide. Using the story... More

Barton-Kenilworth Study Podcast II

On July 9, the City of Hamilton hosted its third and final public open house to gather additional community input on an urban design study that will guide the future of the Barton Street and Kenilworth Avenue commercial corridors. This undertaking recognizes the ongoing... More

Talk on Heritage Districts

Here’s a practical, fact-filled talk recorded at the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) conference held in Hamilton, April 27-29, 2014. The conference theme was “BIAs: Where Heritage Meets Innovation.”  This recording features Andrew Jeanes, a Culture Services Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of... More

Tom Murphy at HES 2014

Renewal is on the rise in Hamilton. Now is the time to be clear and consistent about our city’s vision of tomorrow. And that vision needs to disrupt the status quo and produce dramatic, systemic change.  Otherwise, Hamilton risks defeat in the battle among... More

Dr. Kevin Smith at HES 2014

In this short audio recording, Dr. Kevin Smith, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System, explains the reasons – social and economic – to change the conversation on mental health and substance abuse. He calls on Hamilton’s leadership, and the community at large,... More