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City of Hamilton has evolutionary plans to alter its ‘DNA’ in 2021

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City of Hamilton has evolutionary plans to alter its ‘DNA’ in 2021

A new “Complete Streets Design Manual” for Hamilton will go out for consultation in early 2021. (Twitter/@JasonThorne_RPP)

The identity crisis often faced by Hamilton has been written about extensively on this site.

“Hamilton has gone through a transformation over the last decade or so, mostly out of necessity, but the city’s identity still feels like it’s caught between a paintbrush and a hardhat,” wrote Inthehammer.com on Dec. 14, 2020.

Jason Thorne heads up the City’s Department of Planning & Economic Development and best represents Hamilton’s evolution into a vibrant and data-driven community.

“Cities evolve over time,” wrote Thorne on Twitter. “And it’s not just random.”

“A city’s evolution is guided by its DNA, made up of its policies, bylaws, regs, standards, etc. It takes time, but when you change the DNA you change a city.”

Thorne then detailed, in tweets, the City’s plans for 2021; aimed at altering parts of Hamilton’s DNA and triggering its evolution:

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