Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of Feb. 20, 2012

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More interesting and important news and information from around the state and nation this week. We even tossed in a compelling video for you. We encourage your feedback and ideas for future Roundups!

Local

Senecas celebrate Southern Tier expansion
Lyons Falls mill redevelopment may include biorefinery (Tug Hill)
The lakefront will be built for everyone: Rochester city officials assure that port redevelopment will not be focused only on wealthy
Small island, big box? Developer eyes Staten Island parcel for big box development
Downtown or bust: Erie Community College students fighting plan to site new campus in suburb
Rochester regional council co-chair says new interstate interchange will boost region
A break for the brew: Manhattan Beer gets tax break to prevent move to New Jersey
Waiting game for old school (Chautauqua County)
A divisive dilemma: Mott Haven, NYC: development or community garden?
Ten years of downtown Buffalo residential development
Regional transportation authority eyes large Lake Erie waterfront parcel
Could the old Tappan Zee Bridge be the new Tappan Zee Park?
Large mixed-use development proposed for Saratoga Co. may include big box outdoor store
Revitalization at the Falls: Niagara Falls approves hotel project
For what? Port Authority on hook for $4 billion in unknown projects

State

Huge? Fracking ban in Dryden upheld by court; appeal likely
Too Far from the Core: Convention experts assail Cuomo plan for mammoth convention center
Natural gas companies eye new pipeline through Southern Tier
Zero sum game? Greater Rochester IDA offers tax break to take 41 jobs from Greater  Buffalo
New York City urges protection of upstate aqueducts from fracking-related quakes
Any day now… I-86 work still far behind schedule
New York roads make ‘Freeways Without a Future’ list

National/International

Almost brother vs. brother: Fracking debate sharply divides New York landowners
Buffalo advocate writes on agrarianism in Rust Belt cities for Huffington Post
Best city for… City superlatives that are up for grabs
Economist discusses the pros and cons of restricting urban development
Really? The greenest building in New York may be a public toilet
The builders speak:  The future of infrastructure design
Suburban renewal is subject of new exhibit at Museum of Modern Art

Video of the Day: Thinking Cities (The Atlantic Cities – February 20, 2012)

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