Comment 94832

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted November 17, 2013 at 23:55:12 in reply to Comment 94828

Not trying to prod, rather to complement. (Transit seems to me a case where Hamilton is in a class all its own, and not in a good way.)

I think we're on exactly the same page, to be perfectly honest: Cities must constantly work to remain competitive if they are to enjoy long-term success, and that edge cannot be found in any of the time-honoured fixes favoured by city pols (such as zero tax increases or endless sprawl, two varieties of magical thinking that mingle far too frequently and with reliably dire results).

Any city mired in 20th century urban thinking/business culture is inevitably going to be at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to fostering a dynamic economy with career-building opportunities for advancement, and thus hanging on to recent grads as well as attracting new talent.

Whether Hamilton rises to that challenge and redefines itself boldly, or settles for a brand refresh of its characteristic incrementalism remains to be seen.

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