Over the past year, Entro Communications has partnered with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for a speaker series focused on urban renewal. The first two events touched on the power of quality urban design in building sustainable cities of the future, and the significance of building cultural destinations.
The event, held September 26, was devoted to transit. Moderated by Christopher Hume, from the Toronto Star, the evening focused on challenges and opportunities for transit in the urban environment. The panelists included:
- Dr. Alex Bitterman, Associate Professor of Architecture, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Mary Proc, Vice President of Customer Service, GO Transit
- Andrew Kuzyk, Founding Partner, Entro Communications
- Don Hull, Director of Transportation, City of Hamilton
Modern public transit is the foundation of sustainable mobility. Integrated transit systems enable cities to accommodate more people while reducing road congestion and air pollution. It’s the most effective way to connect all citizens to local and regional economic and lifestyle opportunities. Yet many North American cities — including Hamilton — struggle to increase ridership. Christopher and guests will explore innovative techniques to change mobility behaviours and boost the use of local and regional public transit. This is a conversation that speaks to city building principles that truly matter: quality of life, prosperity and equity.
For a summary of the evening, click here.