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CLS February - Green Buildings, Resource Conservation and Urban Regeneration

Hamilton SPN is proud to be collaborating with McMaster's Academic Sustainability Programs OfficeSustainable Hamilton and many others to present the Community-Based Leadership in Sustainability (CLS) workshop series. Join us on February 25th for the next workshop in the series.

Green Buildings, Resource Conservation, and Urban Regeneration

Join the Economic Development Department at the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network (SPN) and McMaster's Academic Sustainability Programs Office for the thirdCommunity-based Leadership in Sustainability (CLS) educational and networking event.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King St. W, Hamilton ON, L8P 4S8

Register Here


7:00 - 8:00: Keynote Speakers
8:00 - 9:00: Panel Discussion
9:00 - 10:00: Networking

Doors open at 6:15 and there will be refreshments. Speakers will start promptly at 7:00.


Moderating the event will be:

Graham McNally

Graham McNally is a co-founder of the architectural office Toms + McNally Design based in Hamilton.

In addition to being an architect, Graham has a passion for cities and city building, an interest that he brings to the firm’s work. Recently, Graham was a driving force behind bringing Tactical Urbanism to Hamilton. This award winning initiative has resulted in numerous improvements to streets across this city.  

Graham is active in the Hamilton design community and is the incoming Chair of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects. He is also a member of the Young Architects of Hamilton and the Hamilton Hive Young Professionals Network.

Our expert panel includes:

Richard W. Allen, Director, The Renew Hamilton Project, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 

Richard Allen is an award winning social entrepreneur specializing in the development of sustainable communities.  He is the founder and director of The Renew Hamilton Project, an initiative of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce focused on creating jobs and prosperity through the regeneration of Hamilton’s built and natural environments.

Richard leads a multidisciplinary team with expertise in community planning, engineering, business and communications to revitalize and promote Hamilton’s urban core.  Prior to this role, Richard was the managing director of the Hamilton Economic Summit, our city’s premier leadership initiative devoted to advancing Hamilton as Canada’s top midsize city measured by talent and investment.  Richard also served as the executive director of the Industry-Education Council of Hamilton where he spearheaded myriad programs designed to enhance our city’s human capital through collaboration among business, education and the community.

Richard writes extensively on the topic of city building and economic development, and is active on various community organizations and boards, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  He is a graduate of Queen’s University, holds a Masters in Education, and is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.

At the 2010 Hamilton Economic Summit, keynote speaker Storm Cunningham declared Hamilton's potential role as the "urban regeneration capital of Canada." His words - received by established and emerging renewal leaders alike as a worthy challenge - helped mark the beginning of a new era of local revitalization, particularly in our lower city and waterfront. Richard's presentation will help answer: How far have we come and what lies ahead on the road to renewal?

David Premi, Principal, david premi Architects inc

David is also a Partner with Rethink Renewal and Board Chair of the Hamilton Arts Council. David Premi founded DAVID PREMI ARCHITECTS INC (dp.Ai) in Hamilton in 2005 as an architecture and interiors studio with additional expertise in Urban Design. The primary focus of the work is on sustainability, urban renewal, and strengthening of community through design excellence in the built environment.  David has an entrepreneurial approach to business and believes that design is uniquely informed by its context. dp.Ai has received local, national, and international recognition for its work.

David's presentation will focus on Hamilton Renewal: Leading by Design. Hamilton is currently faced with a unique opportunity. Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurialism are key Design issues that must be embraced to make the city a North American leader in Urban Regeneration.

Judy Lam, Senior Business Development Consultant, City of Hamilton

Judy Lam is the Senior Business Development Consultant in the Urban Renewal Section of the Economic Development Department at the City of Hamilton. In addition to promoting the revitalization and development of properties within Hamilton’s six downtowns and Business Improvement Areas, she is also responsible for administering the ERASE/Brownfields program, one of the first municipal brownfields programs in Canada. 

Judy has over 25 years of diverse experience that span both the public (provincial and municipal) and private sectors that includes small and medium-sized business lending, leasing, commercial banking and infrastructure financing.

Judy has a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. and is also a Certified Public Accountant of Ontario.

Judy's presentation will highlight some of the key projects in downtown Hamilton leading to a revitalization of the area and explain some of the innovative programs available that were used to encourage redevelopment such as the ERASE Brownfields programs.

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Dress Code: Business Casual
Light refreshments will be served

Posted on January 20, 2015 and filed under Events, CLS Feb 2015.