Education & Training

Meeting of the Minds

Hamilton needs to welcome fresh ideas that contribute to economic opportunity, quality of life and investment. It’s how we’ll challenge the status quo and create an intentional future. That’s why the Chamber’s Renew Hamilton Project attended Meeting of the Minds last week in Detroit.... More

Bill Curran Architecture Talk

Here’s a seven minute audio recording of Bill Curran speaking on the ‘power of design’ at Architecture + Commerce, a special community learning event held in Hamilton to help kick off Supercrawl 2014. Curran, a local architect actively engaged in progressive community renewal, uses... More

Joanne McCallum Architecture Talk

Joanne McCallum sketched out the economic benefits derived through sustainable approaches to architectural design, construction and maintenance during a six minute presentation at this month’s Architecture + Commerce talk sponsored in part by Renew Hamilton. Access Audio Recording Below Related Post McCallum, a founding... More

Architecture + Commerce Talk

Supercrawl expands its community programming with a dynamic PechaKucha night open to all. Architecture + Commerce brings together an expert panel to share professional and personal insights on architecture as an economic driver. This topic is timely as all parts of Hamilton – especially... More

Councillor’s 10 Renewal Lessons

Here’s a unique audio recording that features veteran Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc – Ward 21 St. Paul’s West – sharing lessons learned from the front lines of two fierce renewal battles: The St. Clair Avenue street car right of way project and the... 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

Christopher Hume BIA Podcast

In this 20 minute audio recording, Toronto Star urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume encourages Ontario BIA leaders to invest in modern infrastructure needed to create people-friendly gathering places. He articulates an ambitious role for BIAs beyond preserving memories of 19th century main street Ontario.... More

Heritage Mill Podcast

On April 8, Alan Stacey, co-principal of Heritage Mill, gave an extended lecture and demonstration titled The Conservation and Restoration of Hamilton’s Built Heritage.  The event was hosted by Ward 2 Community Council members – including Durand, Beasley, Corktown, North End Neighbours, Stinson and Central... More

Students Take On Urban Renewal

Renew Hamilton attended last week’s Spring Student Symposium presented by Peace Studies at McMaster University under the direction of Dr. Nancy Doubleday and Dr. Eric Payseur. Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary program that educates next generation leaders and practitioners for careers in fields such... More

Renew Hamilton Curriculum

The Renew Hamilton Project, in partnership with McMaster University (Dr. Gail Krantzberg) and Seneca College (Bill Humber), has developed a made in Hamilton education and training curriculum designed to support and strengthen Hamilton’s renewal economy.  It will be used as a resource as we... More