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Professional Associations

American Planning Association
American Planning Association – New York Upstate Chapter
American Planning Association – New York Metro Chapter
American Institute of Certified Planners
New York Planning Federation
Canadian Institute of Planners
Institute of Transportation Engineers
American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects

State & Regional Agencies

NYS Adirondack Park Agency
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
NYS Department of State
NYS Department of Transportation
NYS Homes and Community Renewal
NYS GIS Clearinghouse
NYS Lake George Park Commission
NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee
NYS Tug Hill Commission
New York Main Street
Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC)
Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC)

Federal Agencies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Federal Aviation Administration
National Weather Service

University Programs & Resources

SUNY Albany – Department of Geography and Planning
Cornell University – Department of City and Regional Planning
Cornell University – Cornell Urban Scholars Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension
State University at Buffalo – Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Darrin Fresh Water Institute
Albany Law School – Government Law Center


Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC)
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
New York State Thruway
New York State Canals
New York State Department of Transportation
Albany International Airport
Cornell Local Roads Program
New York Bicycling Coalition
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

GIS & Mapping Resources

NYS GIS Clearinghouse
National Geospatial Program
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR)
ESRI GIS & Mapping Software

Conservation and Preservation

NYS Wetlands Forum
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Land Trust Alliance
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Columbia Land Conservancy
Dutchess Land Conservancy
Shawangunks Ridge Greenway Preservation
Mohonk Preserve
North Country Trail Association
Rensselaer Land Trust
Scenic Hudson
Center for Watershed Protection
Open Space Institute – New York
The Nature Conservancy of New York
Capital District Community Gardens
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Other Related Organizations

NYS Association of Counties
Association of Towns of the State of New York
NYS Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials
NYS Conservation Council
PlannersWeb: News & Information for Citizen Planners
Congress for the New Urbanism
Better! Cities & Towns
Project for Public Places
Sustainable Communities Network
Smart Growth Network
Smart Growth America
New York State Urban Council

Employment Opportunities

American Planning Association – Jobs Online
New York Upstate Chapter APA – Job Postings