Women and the City

The following remarks were presented as part of panel discussion at the Women and the City event hosted by the Useful Knowledge Society at the AGH Annex, in Hamilton on June 6th 2017. Good evening, thank you to the Useful Knowledge Society for inviting me to participate on this...

How PB Analytics Helps Build Neighbourhood Engagement

Since 2012, residents of Ward 1 in Hamilton, Canada have worked together to determine how approximately $7.5 million (CAD) would be spent on local infrastructure projects. The ward’s participatory budgeting (PB) process, “forWard one,” has grown in popularity year after year. In...
SoBi Membership Survey

How Members Use Hamilton’s Bike Share System

Since its launch in January 2015, the city of Hamilton’s bike share system, SoBi, has had increasing success. In just two short years, SoBi Hamilton membership has grown to 10,000 active members who use the service from over 100 station hubs spread across the lower city. In order...
Supercrawl Festival

Understanding the Supercrawl Festival with CivicSurveys

Supercrawl is an annual celebration of the diversity of James North, the multi-disciplinary arts district in Hamilton, Ontario. The eighth edition of the music and arts festival was held in September of 2016 and was, by all accounts, one of the most successful yet. Over the...

Capturing and measuring local character can help with future planning.

When you think about shopping local, you often think about different districts in your city.  In Hamilton, Canada, locals think of places such as Concession Street, Locke Street or Downtown Dundas. Each of these distinct areas has a different character that influences how people...

Building a network for women-centred health care

The feasibility study into the creation of a Women’s Health Network in Hamilton was a partnership between the YWCA of Hamilton, the North Hamilton Community Health Centre (NHCHC), and Civicplan. The study was made possible with the support of a Women’s College Hospital, Women’s...