Comment 65188

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted June 26, 2011 at 08:23:55 in reply to Comment 65187

A green space might not seem to be much of a big deal to some, but I can see this being 'the thin edge of the wedge'; who knows to where this might lead?

Who knows? IT really is sad when you can count the number of trees in four square blocks on one hand and once all that asphalt and concrete is removed there will be acres of soil to amend and improve.

...Mary Soderstrom, the author of a new book that highlights 11 cities around the world that have integrated lush greenery into their industrial designs.

In her book, Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places, Hamilton is included as one of the 11, specifically for our fabulous protected lands along the harbour, Cootes Paradise, as well as the plethora of gardens that burst with flowers and veggies in literally every neighbourhood of this city.

However we shouldn't plan for or even expect to see lush greenery anytime soon around there, that area will be difficult to groom without much engendered and well tendered greens loving care.

Again, referring back to Richard Gilbert's recommendations in his "Electric City" report, Hamilton has a great opportunity to knock the socks off of everyone who still views us as a rusty industrial city.

More importantly, his report paves the way for a renewed and booming economy. We got rich by destroying the environment. Now it's time to get rich by becoming a green leader in Canada.

Time to get rich as a green leader? Sounds like a really good plan but I'll believe IT when I see IT keen reader, while I'm trying the best that 1 can.

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2011-06-26 08:26:04

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