Category Archives: Infrastructure

Let’s Remember the Purpose of a City or Municipal Government

A city or municipality can often loose sight of what exactly their purpose is. Through the responsible management of taxpayers’ dollars, the purpose of a city or municipal government is to provide: – organizational direction – determination of land use … Continue reading

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The Hard Solution Works Better in the End

When looking for the solution to a problem, do we choose the hard solution or the easy solution? The hard solution, while requiring more energy in various forms, often produces the better result.  Take the case of repairing interlocking stones … Continue reading

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Colleges and Universities as Responsible Institutional Citizens

In order for cities to improve, colleges and universities need to be better institutional citizens. Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Hamilton, Ontario recently made a take-it-or-leave-it proposal to the Corporation of the City of Brantford, Ontario to … Continue reading

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Excellent Cities Have Excellent Streets

Many cities have lost sight of the priority of infrastructure projects.  Smooth, well marked streets and roads are basic infrastructure that can get set aside in favour of more appealing projects. The use a portion of taxpayers’ dollars to develop waterfronts … Continue reading

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