Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to Get a ‘Second Date’

In one of my favourite episodes of NBC’s 30 Rock, Liz Lemon has a crush on her gorgeous new neighbour, Dr. Drew Baird. He’s a pediatrician, he bakes and he’s played by Jon Hamm. Liz finally gets the nerve to … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

Remember that scene from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when the teacher is running through attendance? You know the one: “Bueller? Bueller?” (Hughes, 1986). Later in the film, the teacher is giving an economics lecture in the same monotone voice … Continue reading

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World Town Planning Day

A day that celebrates planning may not be on your calendar, but it is on ours here at  HSAL.  November 8th is World Town Planning Day.  Every year, planners from approximately 30 countries on four continents observe this day in … Continue reading

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Creative Collaboration

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of students from Loyalist College’s Art and Design Foundation program. Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited (HSAL) is partnering with Loyalist College to produce branding for one of our non-profit clients: … Continue reading

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Community Well-being – What is it and What Does it Mean for Projects and Local Communities?

The concept of community well-being is one of the frameworks for community assessment along with other concepts (e.g. local community quality-of life studies, community health or community capacity). Measuring well-being in a community is vital to knowing how that community … Continue reading

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