recentpopularlog in

jerryking : bias   20

Robert Bundy: Powerful bureaucrat helped shape Toronto - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

Robert Bundy, the powerful Toronto civil servant who oversaw the expansion of the city’s parking system and parks, eventually meeting his match in the stubborn residents of the harbour islands, died of heart failure on May 8 in Toronto. He was 94.

A property developer who had served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and was decorated twice by Russia for his role in the Murmansk Run supply convoys, Mr. Bundy moved into public service at a time when city bureaucrats enjoyed substantial clout......Early in their marriage, Mr. Bundy joined the city bureaucracy. His construction business had been successful and “he didn’t have to worry about finances,” his son Brock said. “He really truly believed he was doing something to make everyone’s life better, and you can see that all the way through.”

The elder Mr. Bundy became general manager of Toronto’s parking authority in 1958, a time when creating plentiful and cheap parking was seen as crucial to helping the city compete with the suburbs. A 1968 annual report for the agency shows that in his first 10 years in the role the number of municipal off-street parking spaces nearly doubled to 14,440.

In the late 1950s, he also chaired a committee trying to ensure that sufficient development followed the route of Toronto’s east-west subway line. And he pioneered the concept of a business improvement area, which recruits local merchants to help make their surroundings more attractive and marketable.

The importance of abundant parking, however, remained a passion for years. He was co-founder of what would become the International Parking Institute and travelled to learn from his peers across the continent. Decades later, when he was part of a pitch to redevelop Toronto’s Greenwood Raceway, the proposal was built around extensive new parking.

However, he was cognizant of the needs of non-drivers as well. As Metro’s parks commissioner, he oversaw great swaths of new green space. His family said he was particularly proud of Rosetta McClain Gardens in Scarborough, a park specifically designed around the needs of people with disabilities.

During his tenure, the city created bicycle trails in some of its green spaces, routes that proved so popular they led to friction between cyclists and other users
Toronto  cities  parking  WWII  bureaucrats  parks  obituaries  city_hall  property_development  veterans  leaders  Royal_Navy  BIAs  public_spaces  city_builders  civil_servants  redevelopments  green_spaces 
june 2017 by jerryking
Indoor malls build community - The Globe and Mail
Chris Atchison

Special to The Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009
BIAs  community  shopping_malls  retailers  community_builders 
december 2009 by jerryking
Small Business Strategies: Three Best Ways to Win Community Support -
OCTOBER 29, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by MAUREEN SCARPELLI.
Identifies resources (e.g. the nonprofit Institute of Local Self
Reliance based in Washington, D.C.;
small_business  local  community  BIAs  5_Blocks_Out 
november 2009 by jerryking
Business Improvement Districts in New York City's Low-Income and High-Income Neighborhoods
May 1, 2005 | Economic Development Quarterly Vol. 19, Iss. 2;
pg. 174 | by Jill Simone Gross. "Her key findings suggest that large and
small BIDs fulfill different development functions. Small BIDs attend
to the physical maintenance of an area. Midsized BIDs concentrate on
marketing and promotional activities. Large BIDs, in addition to
maintenance and promotion, engage in capital improvement activities."
june 2009 by jerryking
Paying for the public life
May 2001 | Economic Development Quarterly Vol. 15, Iss. 2; pg. 124, 8 pgs | by Paul R Levy.
BIAs  analysis  surveys  census 
june 2009 by jerryking
DATA Detectives
Jim Wheaton | Catalog Age Vol. 15, Iss. 6; pg. 94, 5 pgs| Jim Wheaton.
predictive_modeling  BIAs 
june 2009 by jerryking
Drill Down to Ask Why, Part 1
Jul 2008 | DM Review. New York: Vol. 18, Iss. 7; pg. 6 | by Ralph Kimball.
data_warehouse  business_intelligence  data_mining  BIAs 
june 2009 by jerryking
Customer Experience Management in Retailing: Understanding the Buying Process
March 2009 | Journal of Retailing Vol. 85, Iss. 1; p. 15 |
Nancy M. Puccinelli , Ronald C. Goodstein , Dhruv Grewal , Robert Price
,Priya Raghubir , David Stewart Retrieved June 12, 2009, from
ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1661447571)
retailing  BIAs  customer_experience  retailers 
june 2009 by jerryking
An Introduction to business improvement areas
Toronto:Ministry of Municipal Affairs, 1992. 16 p. (35 pages)
Microlog 97-05322 / 1 fiche. For over twenty years, business people
across Ontario have been teaming up with their neighbours to fight back
against the physical decay and economic stagnation that threaten so many
downtown and commercial areas. The tool that has helped them revive
these areas is the Business Improvement Area concept. This booklet
explains what a Business Improvement Area is and how it works.
BIAs  Toronto 
june 2009 by jerryking
Data Mining for Shopping Centres - customer knowledge management framework
2001 | Journal of Knowledge Management | Charles Dennis; David Marsland; Tony Cockett
data_mining  retailers  BIAs  shopping  shopping_malls 
may 2009 by jerryking
Data and maps in tow, BIDs mall retailers
Brookman, Faye. Crain's New York Business. New York: Jun 10, 1996.
may 2009 by jerryking The upside of the economic downturn
March 19, 2009| The Globe & Mail | SHIVAN MICOO. Lynn Clay, executive director of the Liberty Village BIA,
Toronto  economic_development  BIAs  economic_downturn  neighbourhoods  Liberty_Village  upside  silver_linings 
march 2009 by jerryking
You Could Be a Winner! -
JUNE 16, 2008 WSJ article by RIVA RICHMOND on strategies of
large companies to raise their profiles in the small-business market.
marketing  small_business  BIAs  techniques  large_companies  contests 
february 2009 by jerryking
Networking Together -
July 22, 2008 column by Kelly K. Spors on the increasing use of
social networking sites by small businesses to network with customers
and with other businesses to collectively raise the profile of a
particular geographic area or industry.
social_networking  small_business  Web_2.0  community  ning  coffee  Kelly_K._Spors  BIAs 
january 2009 by jerryking

Copy this bookmark:

to read