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Hamilton Spectator: Dr Gilliland on Urban Design Review

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"The Battle to Banish Bad Buildings":  Dr Jason Gilliland was interviewed for an article in the Hamilton Spectator about the establishment of Hamilton's first design review panel (DRP).  Gilliland served on a committee which helped set up London's urban design review panel and was one of its inaugural members. Gilliland argues that DRP's can help produce better quality urban environments; however, they should strive hard not to stall valuable development projects. "To be effective, he says, the panel's mandate and scope must be crystal clear and the process must remain non-adversarial". [link to story]