Posts Tagged "Urban Studies"

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

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

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

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