Thanks to everyone for making last night’s Lost Rondout screening a smash success!

Thanks to our presenters (Lynn Woods, Stephen Blauwiess and Jennifer Schwartz Berky) and moderator (Chris Spencer, Planning Director for the City of Albany) for their participation in last night’s screening of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal. Also a big thank you to the Madison Theater for their hosting for our event. This event was made possible by support from the State University of New York at Albany Graduate Student Association and the the Graduate Student Planning Association.

Three years in the making, Lost Rondout was produced and directed by Stephen Blauweiss, a filmmaker specializing in artists’ documentaries, and Lynn Woods, a reporter and author, both of whom are based in Kingston. The Documentary, narrated by Blauweiss and Woods, chronicles how a federally funded 1960s urban renewal project devastated the waterfront district of Kingston, New York, a microcosm of the urban disruption that occurred all over America.


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Thanks to everyone that came out to support this screening. We had the biggest turnout for a CDPA event in recent memory.

Our next event will take place after the Capital District Regional Planning Commission’s Grant Funding Workshop on April 12. We’ll meet up at Footsie Magoo’s at 17 1st St Troy for a planner’s happy hour starting at 5:30pm. Hope to see you at both events!

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