The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that it is holding three public outreach events to describe projects eligible for funding from the multi-state emissions settlement with Volkswagen (VW). One of these sessions will be held in Albany on July 20.
AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that will make our communities great places to live for people of all ages. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative. The program is open to 501(C) (3) and 501(C) (4) non-profits and government entities. Projects might range from […]
The American Planning Association (APA) is looking for help in suggesting places that are great and merit such designation from the organization. On this webpage is the APA Designation List and characteristics the organization is looking for in their evaluation. Also on the page, a downloadable one-page suggestion reply form. Don’t delay! The deadline for submissions is TODAY, Wednesday, […]
Congratulations to Sean Maguire for being recognized by the Albany Business Review in this year’s 40 Under 40 class.
CDPA’s past president Sean Maguire has been recognized by the Albany Business Review in this year’s 40 Under 40 class. Read the announcement here. Being named to the 40 Under 40 list is well deserved recognition for the great work Sean has done for several organizations, including CDPA, CDRPC, and various non-profits. Congratulations, Sean!
City of Albany Final Consolidated Draft of the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO) Available for Review
The USDO is intended to promote economic development and sustainability while preserving the City of Albany’s neighborhoods and character, and includes updated zoning and administration rules. Numerous changes have been made since the prior version of the Consolidated Draft was posted last fall. Final comments on the final Consolidated Draft are being sought. The draft is available […]
At the Annual Meeting, members of CDPA elected its Board for 2017. The officers are: Hilary Papineau, AICP, Section Director Martin Daley, Section Programming Officer Tracey Clothier, AICP-CEP, Professional Development Officer Dan Harp, Treasurer Kerry O’Connor, Secretary Sean Maguire, AICP, Immediate Past Section Director
The Department has prepared a DRAFT renewal of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-17-002) (PDF, 832KB). When final, GP-0-17-002 will replace the current MS4 General Permit, GP-0-15-003, which is due to expire on April 30, 2017. GP-0-17-002 will be effective for […]
APA and NY Upstate Chapter members interested in serving on the CDPA Board should contact Steve Iachetta, Chair of the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Board positions include: Section Director Programming Officer Professional Development Officer Treasurer Secretary The Nominating Committee will present its recommended slate of officers at the Annual Meeting on November 17.
We will start our celebration of National Community Planning Month at the Indian Ladder Farms new farm brewery craft beer tasting room. We’ll hear from two speakers about farmland protection, connecting small farms to communities in need, and the roles of the American Farmland Trust and the Regional Food Bank in making these connections. After the […]