Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards

November 27, 2017 As part of a Master of Landscape Architecture thesis, a design was created for Ottawa Street North showing the potential for green infrastructure in a post-industrial neighbourhood. The design was awarded a Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Award of Merit. 

An interactive presentation of the design can be found at Hamilton’s Greenest Street

 Reducing Paved Space in cities

September 8, 2017 Beatrice Ekoko wrote a compelling piece for the Hamilton Spectator on the importance of reducing the amount of surface parking lots in downtown Hamilton. Included in the article is part of a conversation with APLD on the need for green infrastructure on Hamilton streets. Link to the article: https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7544286-there-is-more-parking-lots-can-do-for-hamilton/

Green Streets Challenge

June 25, 2017 we initiated the creation of a pop-up park for children as part of the Barton Street Festival. Barton BIA, Cub Cadet, Green Horizons  and Cedar Springs Group collaborated with APLD to cover a section of Barton Street east with turf, creating a green space for children to play in an area normally dominated by pavement. The pop-up park will be recreated on June 2, 2018 as part of the Hamilton 100 in 1 day. Link to the Hamilton Spectator article on the Green Streets Challenge.