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The Day After Earth Day

Thank you to all those organizations that sponsored important celebrations of Earth Day.  Thank you too to those who participated or attended the events.  We need such […]

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Mega-development in the Hudson Valley

  “The Towne Center at Fayetteville, NY is designed to replicate the warmth and charm of a traditional American village square.” (photo: Bergmann Associates. Click to enlarge) This is the way the developer of the “Towne Center at Fayetteville” (Onondaga County) describes the above project. As the principles and practices of smart growth appeal to […]

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NYS Transcentral Post April 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      Obama Administration Faces Tough Sell on Transportation Spending WAMU Radio New York State Set to Approve Speed Cameras in New York City School Zones Link to […]

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Williamsville Plaza slated to be torn down

A retail strip in Williamsville, NY may be torn down if the son  of its longtime owner gets approval for a redevelopment project. Currently this space is occupied by popular, “thrifty” shops with good-quality used clothing, toys and books. The proposed development would replace this two-story brick facility with an L-shaped brick building that would […]

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NYS Transcentral Post April 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      Your Mass Transit Benefits Could Soon Double The Hill New York Speed-Camera Dispute Erupts Between Cuomo, de Blasio Offices Link to article in the Daily News City’s […]

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Smart Growth Roundup (15 April 2014)

Local Smart tool to fight blight (Albany) State development money coming to Rochester Brooklyn’s Hipster Economy Challenges Manhattan Supremacy ‘Buffalo Billion’ funds STAMP tech park Capital Region sprawl score low New York’s density is an urban plus: Report Local colleges moving forward on START-UP NY plans Groton Town to Try Fracking Moratorium Again STAMP’s location […]

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Parking study: cities forfeit $1,200 per space per year

A new study of the fiscal impacts of parking on American cities reveals that cities lose tremendous amounts of potential tax revenue by dedicating their land to surface parking lots–upwards of $1,200 per year per space.  The study says that Hartford, Connecticut is losing out on $50 million in revenue per year because it has […]

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Rochester wins 2014 national “Parking Madness” title

Rochester has won this year’s international “Golden Crater” title for possessing what respondents deemed the most remarkable “asphalt scar” within its city limits.   The scar that won Rochester the dubious distinction is in an area of downtown that is now just largely surface parking lots and a fifties-era “Inner Loop” road. Streetsblog covered this year’s […]

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