The Mohawk River Watershed Coalition is trying to get the word out about the new social media links and the new website (www.mohawkriver.org). Public forums are currently being scheduled for September to review the draft management plan. Please take a look at the following social media links to stay up to date on the progress […]
In a 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals upheld lower courts which found that the local zoning laws of two New York towns which banned oil and gas production activities were an appropriate use of local home rule powers. The court upheld the home rule powers of the two towns named in the decision and concluded that: “the […]
Gene Bunnell, PhD, AICP shared his presentation called “People, Places, and Signs” for our May luncheon at Albany’s University Club to nearly 20 members and guests. Dr. Bunnell is a Professor Emeritus at UAlbany in the Department of Geography and Planning. Dr. Bunnell’s lighthearted look at signs that he has come across during his travels […]
Planning for community resiliency, ranging from adapting to climate to a wide range of other resiliency issues, is increasingly critical for most municipalities. The address this need, the New England Municipal Sustainability Network (NEMSN) and American Institute for Architects’s Center for Communities by Design have collaborated to create the Design and Resiliency Teams (DART) program for […]
People, Places and Signs: a light-hearted examination of signs is photographed and presented by Gene Bunnell in his travels throughout the U.S. and Europe—their aesthetics, the messages they communicate and what they reveal about people, places and the passage of time.
Our Troy luncheon is tomorrow! Have you registered? All eyes seem to be on Troy, NY these days. There is a wave of excitement about the place, from historic rehab projects, new businesses opening every day, major development projects underway and in planned for the future. This Thursday, author Duncan Crary and developer/entrepreneur Jeffrey Pfeil […]
In partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority seeks proposals that have the potential to reduce the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions of the existing multi-modal transportation system in NY State.
The University at Albany has announced that Rocco Ferraro, AICP will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Mr. Ferraro is the Executive Director of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission and teaches courses in the Department of Geography and Planning at UAlbany. According to the University at Albany: The Adjunct Teaching Award […]
Share your story: present at the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association annual conference
The Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association will hold their annual conference this year in downtown Rochester at the Memorial Art Gallery, from Wednesday, September 17, 2014 through Friday September 19, 2014.