You are invited to celebrate the installation of Locke Street South Public Art commission:
by Simon Frank
Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 6:30-7:30pm
Fenian Films, 211 Locke St S.
Artist Simon Frank will talk about his work and Art in Public Places staff will be in attendance to answer questions about the public art process. Concrete Poetry consists of 60 bronze plaques embedded into the sidewalk. Please dress for the weather in order to fully experience the piece.
For more information contact Ciara McKeown, Art in Public Places Coordinator for the City of Hamilton, at 905-546-2424 ext. 6281.
Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl
Seventh Annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley Lecture – Monday, November 7, 2011
The noted urban planner Dr Pamela Blais will deliver this year’s Spirit of Red Hill Valley lecturer on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 pm in First Unitarian Church at 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton. Doors open at 6:30 pm for this annual free lecture.
Dr Blais 2010 book – Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl – has won critical praise including being short-listed for the Donner Prize. She suggests that urban planning has focused on curbing sprawl by treating its symptoms and failing to recognize the market distortions and flawed policy that drive sprawl. As a result of crude public policies, a wide range of urban goods and services are subject to inaccurate price signals, including housing, non-residential properties, transportation and utilities. Mis-pricing creates hidden, perverse subsidies and incentives that promote sprawl while discouraging more efficient and sustainable urban forms. More information is available at http://perversecities.ca/.