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From the Archives: Take a tour of your own backyard

August 28, 2014

We're taking a look back at the news waves Expressing Vibrancy made. Here's an article that appeared in the Hamilton Spectator in August 2013...

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CBC Hamilton: How vibrant is your neighbourhood?

July 24, 2014

Data nerds, rejoice – the first results from Cobalt Connects’ innovative vibrancy study are in, giving you an in depth look at the elements that make up a livable, inviting social space.

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Just the Facts: New Phase of Website Launching Soon

July 18, 2014

The Expressing Vibrancy website is about to get a lot more… vibrant. One of the exciting challenges of the project has been taking an ever-growing mountain of data (numbers, inventories, qualitative feedback) and transforming it into concise but thorough information that connects the cultural dots and has the ability to engage you, our audience.

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CBC Radio: Here and Now

May 27, 2014

CoBALT Connects' cultural strategist Jeremy Freiburger spoke to CBC Radio's Here and Now last week to talk about how we form impressions about the neighbourhoods we spend time in. 

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Raise the Hammer: This is Your Brain on Culture

May 27, 2014

"The goal is to find a common language around cultural vibrancy - and a way to measure it - so cities and towns can determine tangible goals, and plan more effectively for future growth."

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VIEW Magazine: Here Comes the Neighbourhood

May 27, 2014

"It’s a typical weekday on James Street North in Hamilton. A woman pushes a stroller and stops to examine the produce in a sidewalk stall. A small group of men forms outside a bar, chatting animatedly and smoking cigarettes. Brilliant brushstrokes of acrylic paint fill a canvas in a gallery window. Hurried pedestrians navigate a construction project, where a heritage building’s façade is temporarily hidden away."