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

Councillor Whitehead on Future of Auchmar

This short audio recording was captured at the Annual General Meeting of Friends of Auchmar held in the Scottish Rite on October 29, 2015. It documents a strong public statement regarding the councillor’s commitment to work with the broader community and City Council to... More

Meric Gertler Talk on City Regions

Professor Meric Gertler – president of the University of Toronto and an internationally recognized scholar in the field of urban regions – spoke at McMaster University on the Role of the University in the City. He emphasized the mutually reinforcing relationship between research intensive... More

Funding Alternatives for Complete Streets

“Simply put, a complete street is a street that has been designed with every road user in mind.”   Ryan McGreal, Editor, Raise the Hammer ACCESS AUDIO RECORDING BELOW The support base for the advancement of complete streets in Hamilton is growing and gaining strength. In... More

Sharing Economy Talk

This post features audio of an informal talk by Liam McGuinty (pictured), manager of Policy and Government Relations at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He provides high level learnings from a recent provincial study on the sharing economy synonymous with Uber and Airbnb. The... More

Placemaking Talk Presentations

Supercrawl provided a perfect backdrop for a free community talk on placemaking as a driver of growth and social inclusion. LISTEN TO PRESENTATIONS BELOW The September 11 event — co-hosted by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce —... More

Jason Thorne at Bay Area Economic Summit

Jason Thorne, head of planning and economic development for the City of Hamilton, touched on core elements of our community’s proposed five year economic development strategy during a rapid fire, ten minute address at this year’s Bay Area Economic Summit. The strategy, set to... More

Frank McKeown at 2015 Bay Area Summit

Frank McKeown (pictured), executive director of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, was a featured presenter at the inaugural Bay Area Economic Summit held earlier this year to help promote greater strategic cooperation between Hamilton and Burlington. ACCESS FULL RECORDING BELOW McKeown opened his remarks... More

Tax Production Study

The Chamber’s Renew Hamilton Project has teamed up with the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects to test support for a study to better understand the long term financial impact of development patterns citywide. The intent is to measure property tax revenues on a per hectare... More

Minister Fast at Trade Forum

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