Comment 5329

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 11, 2007 at 11:52:12

To Concerned Observer,

You write, "I have read the report by Hemson, and they are not claiming to abandon brownfield developments".

I also read the report, and they've dismissed brownfields as a viable way to add employment lands, insisting that Hamilton's only opportunity to add jobs is in logistics and warehousing.

Again, refer to the citation I posted above from the executive summary. They're not saying the HIA lands are part of the solution: they're saying HIA is the solution.

As Nicholas reported, when pressed at the meeting, they admitted they refused to take peak oil into consideration when planning ahead.

If Hamilton wants a viable business development strategy for the next few decades, it should be looking to Richard Gilbert's report Hamilton: The Electric City, which goes beyond assuming the future will be exactly like today and recommends investments based on what is likely to be the most valuable and jobs-intensive emerging industries.

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