Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of January 23, 2012

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Each week Empire State Future scans the state for land use and development news, from the best-of-the-best to the worst-of-the-worst. We also pick up a few particularly interesting stories from the nation and world.  These weekly Smart Growth Roundups are designed to inform and inspire your smart growth and sustainable development quests.

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State

A Better Way to Repair New York’s Infrastructure

Questions about funding sources abound as Cuomo announces $15 billion infrastructure improvement program

New York hydrofracking supporters call local bans on fracking “kiss of death”

Schumer urges forward throttle with high-speed rail along the Thruway Corridor

Local/Regional

New York Times features ESF Coalition Partner FXFowle on TOD downstate

Economist laments isolation of Rochester’s universities, says that proximity feeds innovation

Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveils downtown development plan

Palladino gets IDA aid for infill project in Amherst

Buffalo News exhorts Mayor, County Executive to get together and establish a land bank

Long Island City building boom continues with 42-story, 709-unit apartment complex

Troy’s urban enclave

Rochester: the darling of bus transit?

Hempstead Town board members ready to consider Elmont mixed-use development

Re-tree Buffalo

Westchester County ahead of schedule on developing required affordable housing

Buffalo: Then and Now (1902-2011)

National/International

Once again proving that smart growth is fiscally and environmentally sustainable: The Smart Math of Mixed-Use Development

Preservation Green Lab Releases New Report on the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Mainstream Media covers Aging in Place: Great Ideas for Senior Friendly Communities (U.S. News and World Report)

Two-wheeled Commuter’s Dream: Bicycle Super-Highway planned in Sweden

Popuphood: How To Revitalize A Struggling Neighborhood In Six Months

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