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Smart Growth Roundup (31 July 2014)

Local/Regional NY State agrees to buy all of RiverBend site (Buffalo) Architecture gawking in Albany’s warehouse district Local Organizations Announce Solarize Syracuse Initiative NYC’s Bike Sharing: The de Blasio Administration’s First Expansion of the City’s Sustainability Agenda Binghamton’s comprehensive plan, first since 2003, approved Finger Lakes wineries want Cuomo to block gas-storage plan Reopened Hotel […]

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NYS Transcentral Post July 23, 2014

Every week, Panel of Business Interests member Sam Schwartz Engineering shares with Empire State Future’s readers updates on New York City, State and National transportation issues. Featured      At Closed Delaware Bridge, Obama Announces New Plan to Attract Private Funding for Transportation  AP New York MTA Service Enhancements to Include More Workers to Respond […]

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Smart Growth Roundup (22 July 2014)

Local/Regional Inside The Futuristic Neighbourhood Being Built Over A Busy NYC Rail Yard New Binghamton development puts a spotlight on noise Made in WNY: Living Green Insulation Proposed ferry service would link Buffalo’s Canalside to outer harbor Binghamton zoning change could pave way for development Harlem: New York’s new tech hub? New Apartment Building in […]

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NYS Transcentral Post July 16, 2014

Every week, Panel of Business Interests member Sam Schwartz Engineering shares with Empire State Future’s readers updates on New York City, State and National transportation issues. Featured      House Passes a $10.9 Billion Transportation Funding Extension  Reuters New York LIRR Contract Talks Break Down as Strike Deadline Looms Link to article from Bloomberg Contingency Plans […]

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Smart Growth Roundup (16 July 2014)

Local/Regional Tax Relief Approved For New Owner of Bausch and Lomb’s Former Headquarters (Rochester) Maps detail development rights (NYC) Albany-area buildings chosen for re-use project North Bellport land-use plan draws support, concerns (Long Island) Rome solar power future continues to grow Second hotel planned for Syracuse’s Inner Harbor, Cuomo says Public access is vital to […]

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NYS Transcentral Post July 9, 2014

Every week, Panel of Business Interests member Sam Schwartz Engineering shares with Empire State Future’s readers updates on New York City, State and National transportation issues. Featured      Lawmakers Hit the Gas to Save Highway Fund  The Hill New York LIRR Strike Talks Break Down; MTA Chief to DC to Petition Congress Link to […]

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Low-density sprawl has proven in many cases to cost more to the municipality than the revenue produced.  Picture Courtesy: Timesunion.com

Getting housing wrong (and right): In Buffalo and beyond

Major media extol new housing starts as a sign of a robust economy. But this metric ignores the significant service and infrastructure costs that housing–and surplus housing–exacts on local governments and taxpayers. In 2003, Cleveland State University planning professor Tom Bier illuminated the extent of residential overdevelopment in America’s regions in a report he wrote […]

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NYS Transcentral Post July 2, 2014

Every week, Panel of Business Interests member Sam Schwartz Engineering shares with Empire State Future’s readers updates on New York City, State and National transportation issues. Featured      Liberals Are More Likely Than Conservatives to Use Public Transit  The Washington Post New York City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses Link to article […]

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