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Issues:  GRIDS 2/MCR Urban Growth Survey
264 Governors    71 Main Street    Bikeability in Dundas  Dundas Living Centre       Elementary School Review 2019        
   King Street Bridge/ Fisher Mill Park        Parkside        Public Laneway​   Development in Dundas   University Plaza
Reading & Resources:


Adaptive Re-Use:

Parkside Repurposed   Queen Elizabeth Community Culture Centre in Oakville

Citizens at City Hall - Catch News

Complete Communities:

for Ontario: Ontario Smart Growth Network re Complete Communities


for Kawartha Lakes:


for Whitby:




for Winnipeg:


for Milford Delaware USA (model, pilot community)


Compassionate Communities, a movement and a website (


Co-operatives: Slideshow: How to develop a Co-operative


Deepening Community

Development Mapping Application: shows the developments and status in your area

Dundas Valley 50 Year Vision

DV 50 year vision       DV 50 year vision - appendix


FinancesTools for Financing the New Economy

Friendly Streets Toolkit

Hatt Street Urban Design Study, published by Hamilton in 2005

Hamilton Aging in Community

Hamilton Family Health Team - Dundas Town Hall Meeting June 8th 2017

Hamilton Vision 2020 

Housing:  Small affordable homes

Snapshots from Kirkendall Neighbourhood in Hamilton, which includes many "small homes and cottages":   Leap Manifesto Side 1 of Pamphlet  Leap Manifesto Side 2 of Pamphlet

Politics:  How to Fix Politics

Project for Public Spaces (

Compiles many shared concerns and resources for turning concerns into actions. Focused on creating strong places through building community consensus... Ideas on "placemaking"

What makes a great place?

The Power of 10+:

Streets as Places:

Broad-based Ownership Models as Tools for Job Creation & Community Development

Vital Signs Hamilton   2015 Report   2012 Report   2011 Report   2010 Report


Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable

Dundas Walks: Celebrating and preserving Dundas Ontario's scenic and utilitarian pathways and trails


A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander - This is world-renowned architect Christopher Alexander's 1977 text detailing urban design and community livability.

Designing Community, by David Walters

Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation, by Edward Humes. 

Happy City, by Charles Montgomery

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle.  Research and insight into the effects our "devices" are having on people's ability to engage in conversation.

Street Fight, by  ​​Janette Sadik-Khan - The former New York City Commissioner of Streets writes about urban landscapes.

Utopia for Realists, by Rutger Bregman.  The Case for a Universal basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-hour Workweek

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