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Hamilton Tactical Urbanism in TreeHugger

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 12, 2013

Sustainability website TreeHugger has posted an article on Hamilton's recent foray into tactical urbanism.

Casting the story in terms of the manufactured downtown-vs-suburbs crisis due to the Harris Government's amalgamation of cities like Hamilton and Toronto with their suburbs, author Lloyd Alter sketches out the story of the Herkimer/Locke guerrilla bumpouts and then asks: "Can a city change?"

(Sidenote: now I want to read Emily Talen's book City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form.)

As I wrote when The Atlantic Cities covered the story, it's nice to see Hamilton held as an example of how a city can get it right for a change.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By Lloyd Alter (anonymous) | Posted June 12, 2013 at 14:02:32

City Rules is a terrific book, I highly recommend it.

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