Research Reports

W Booth School Fall Showcase

Companies seeking to recruit fresh talent are encouraged to attend this year’s W Booth School of Engineering Practice Fall Showcase. It’s being held to highlight the community-based project work of students who have just completed a rigorous master’s program focused on tackling significant engineering-related... 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

Take Transportation Survey

HELP SHAPE HAMILTON’S TRANSPORTATION BRAND You’re invited to participate in an online survey to tell the City of Hamilton how you get around our community and beyond. Your input will be used to help create a brand and marketing strategy to promote greater use... More

Complete Streets Report Released

The McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) last week released a research study report intended to contribute to long-term transportation planning and implementation in Hamilton. It presents a picture of 21st century streets that are a more productive element of the overall built... More

Barton Tiffany Study Adopted

Hamilton Council, in the closing days of its current term, adopted a bold and comprehensive planning document that over time will inform future development and redevelopment in the lower city neighbourhood of Barton-Tiffany. The Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study, developed by City staff in cooperation... More

Study Received by Council

Engaged neighbourhood leaders are helping define the future of Barton Street and Kenilworth Avenue in downtown Hamilton. It’s a hyper-local approach that’s turned conventional top-down planning on its head. And early signs show it’s working. Neighbourhood planning teams from the Gibson and Landsdale Area... More

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

James St. Mobility Hub Podcast

The Chamber’s Renew Hamilton Project continues to follow the progress of a design study meant to guide the planning and implementation of a new mobility hub centred around the James Street North GO train station currently under construction in Hamilton’s north end. This municipally led... More

Culture Renews Cities

The Renew Hamilton Project hosted the second installment of Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests at Liuna Station on October 30, 2012. The purpose of the series is to explore how global next practices in urban renewal can be implemented in Hamilton. The October... More

Love Your City Resources

The City of Hamilton is undertaking a comprehensive approach to develop a cultural policy and plan.  This multi-phase project titled Love Your City will result in the following outcomes: – Identify cultural resources in Hamilton – Identify potential opportunities for the development of culture... More