Archive for November, 2015

Dr. Pamela Blais Audio Recording

“Transit-oriented, midrise development is a revenue star.” ~ Dr. Pamela Blais Progressive city building — a Hamilton Chamber priority — requires input from multiple perspectives. That’s why we’re keen to encourage conversations that identify fresh approaches to growth planning and development. Said Chamber president and... More

Carlo Scissura Speech at 2015 Ambitious City

Here is the audio recording of the opening speech given by Brooklyn Chamber CEO Carlo Scissura at the 2015 Ambitious City event on November 16. The event was hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and explored comparisons between Brooklyn and Hamilton through the... More

Audio from 2015 Urban Design Awards

Here’s a crisp audio recording that features Donna Hinde (The Planning Partnership) and Paul Wilson (freelance writer) announcing the recipients of the 2015 City of Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards presented at a ceremony held November 12 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Donna... More

Brooklyn + Hamilton Chamber CEOs Interview

“When you define Brooklyn, it’s interesting, cool, innovative, ethnic … I think Hamilton definitely has all of these characteristics.” Carlo Scissura, President and CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Here’s audio from Bill Kelly’s AM 900 CHML interview this morning in the lead up to... More

Brooklyn Economic Study News Piece

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Ryan McGreal Complete Streets Podcast

You can make a street better for everyone without making it worse for anyone. Ryan McGreal Below is an audio recording of Ryan McGreal (pictured), editor of Raise the Hammer, speaking on the topic of complete streets at an October 2015 workshop organized by the... More

Short Brooklyn Doc

Take a fun tour of Williamsburg, a popular neighbourhood in Brooklyn, N.Y. This short doc features a diverse cast of real life characters – musicians, artists, shop owners, hipsters – and colourful street footage that paints a portrait of a great American city on... More

Register for Nov 16 Ambitious City Event

What can Hamilton learn from Brooklyn NY, the international gold standard in creative urban renewal? Lessons span from developing a dynamic environment for innovation, entrepreneurship and small business to valuing street level arts, culture and heritage. There’s also the powerful concept of specialized branding... More