June 5th, 2020

Thoughtful growth in Hamilton

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The COVIDー19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed our relationship with space in Hamilton and beyond. Social distancing regulations have proven serious spatial issues within our community, hindering people’s ability to stay safe, comfortable and connected.

Our team was thrilled to take part in this Collaborative Sessions series, which explored ideas and solutions surrounding planning, development and design to mitigate the effects of future pandemics. These important conversations focused on three interrelated aspects of urban life that have been disrupted by the pandemic, including parks and open spaces, mobility, local business and housing and density.

Participants of this Collaborative Session included:

Abbie Little, McMaster University
Andrew Sullivan, Urban Strategies
Christina Karney, McCallum Sather
David Burns, Urban Strategies
David Premi, DPAI
Elise Desjardins, McMaster University
Eric Turcotte, Urban Strategies
Jason Cassis, Equal Parts
Jennifer Badley, T Johns Consulting
Josh Neubauer, Urban Strategies
Karol Murillo, City of Hamilton
Kasia Lewandowski, Hamilton Hive
Kate Whalen, McMaster University
Katelyn Gillis, T Johns Consulting
Phillip Caldwell, City of Hamilton
Sashaina Singh, McMaster University
Sirous Ghanbarzadeh, Urban Strategies
Mary Castel, Urban Strategies
Mary Lou Tanner, Niagara Planning Group
Melanie Hare, Urban Strategies
Michelle Rowland, Urban Strategies
Rachel Johnson, City of Hamilton
Stuart Dow, Urban Strategies
Témo Cruz, Ellis Don
Violetta Nikolskaya, YWCA Hamilton
Yasmin Afshar, Urban Strategies

Read our collaborative idea paper here: https://collabsessions.ca/collaborative-session-2/?lang=en