CityAge conference looks at Hamilton’s residential appeal
Big cities tend to be snarled in gridlock with unaffordable housing costs, leaving a great opportunity for medium-sized communities such as Hamilton to leverage their livability factors.
That’s one of the main themes of a CityAge conference coming to Hamilton Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The main part of the event will take place at The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.
Hamilton will be CityAge’s 36th conference, said Miro Cernetig, coowner of the company.
The organization operates out of Vancouver and has hosted events around North America and in London and Hong Kong.
“The reason we are doing Hamilton is that we have found over the past five years, that mid-sized cities, especially ones that have had a long past and industries such as steel, are in the process of reinventing themselves and Hamilton is certainly doing that,” he said.
“We are finding that because of real estate prices, the cost of living and the commute times that large cities are becoming less attractive to a lot of young people and they are now coming to realize that medium-sized cities are often much more livable and offer many of the same benefits as large cities do.”
For more information go to cityage.org.