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Hamilton Spectator: Finding the DNA of city vibrancy

April 29, 2014

What makes one neighbourhood teem with life while another seems to wither? Cobalt Connects hopes its Expressing Vibrancy project can find the recipe.

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Expressing Vibrancy wants your help!

April 16, 2014

The Expressing Vibrancy project seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help determine what makes a neighbourhood “vibrant” as part of the Expressing Vibrancy Project, lead by Hamilton non-profit organization CoBALT Connects.

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CBC Hamilton: Is Hamilton a vibrant city?

April 8, 2014

Vibrancy project created to define what makes a vibrant neighbourhood at a biometric level


Meet the Team: Darren Cyr

March 20, 2014

"I hope this project reveals what people consider ‘vibrant,’ and why. It will also be interesting to see how this popular concept can mean different things to different people. For example, when is street art such as graffiti considered vibrant versus disorderly?" 

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The Word on the Street

March 17, 2014

There’s a certain something about particular neighbourhoods that just makes them feel… alive. Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood. What does it look like? Sound like? Imagine walking its sidewalks, and truly experiencing it. What specific qualities set it apart? 

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LIVE Lab video in the works

March 7, 2014

CoBALT Connects' multimedia intern, Ying Shan, has been hard at work this semester, bringing several projects to life through short, documentary-style video content.