Downtown Hamilton – ON THE CUSP

ON THE CUSP: We have been talking about the potential of Downtown Hamilton for years. What do we need to do today to realize it?


Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 7:00PM

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Building Auditorium

100 Main Street West at Bay

Ken Greenberg, architect, urban designer and recognized expert in the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, and neighbourhoods will present an illustrated lecture from his recent experience helping cities revitalize their downtown core. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life.

Mr. Greenberg will be joined by local developer Jeff Paikin, past executive director of the International Village BIA Mary Pocius, Hamilton Community Foundation President & CEO Terry Cooke, and writer/architect Lloyd Alter. The panel will discuss the recent positive change in downtown Hamilton and the change they see is needed to revitalize our downtown by answering the question: What do we need to do today as citizens, business and government to ensure our city will reach its potential by 2026? What happens if we don’t?

Presented by: The Hamilton and Burlington Society of Architects.

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