The Albany Roundtable will host Kaid Benfield, author of People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities on Wednesday, June 11 Visiting Speaker. Benfield explores topics like “green” housing developments that are no such thing, the tricky matter of gentrifying inner cities, why people don’t walk much anymore, and the relationship between cities and religion. Each real-world […]
Two days left to purchase a ticket to join us for an exclusive tour of the Port of Albany from a new perspective: the Hudson River! This event, open to APA or Upstate Chapter APA members only, will take place aboard the ship Spirit of Albany. We’ll hear from Port staff about the role the […]
This is the last day to register for the Capital District Regional Planning Commission’s Local Government Planning & Zoning Workshop on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at HVCC. Similar to previous workshops, there will be a Plenary session followed by a series of breakout sessions for Planning & Zoning Board members and Code Enforcement officers meeting […]
Cornell University’s Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) & the Department of City & Regional Planning is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday May 8 which will provide an overview of the State of New York Cities conference held on March 25.
Creating inviting historic downtowns not only provides a way to connect with the past, but also helps make communities sustainable. Energy efficient street lighting can contribute significantly to the visual environment of a historic downtown. Lighting technologies used in modern street lighting systems are very different from those used in street lighting a century ago.
Thanks to everyone that came out to spend lunch with us at Brown’s Brew Pub in Troy to talk about development in the historic Collar City. We discussed historic rehab projects, new businesses, major development projects underway and what the future may hold for Troy’s landscape. Author/”Troy Tub thumper” Duncan Crary and developer/entrepreneur Jeffrey Pfeil […]