Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of March 19, 2012

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Take a browse of this week’s select collection of smart growth stories from around the state!

Local/Regional:

Newburgh City Council approves creation of a land bank
IDA reform proposed in Erie County
Cities considering uses for aged industrial plants
Lawsuit seeks to block Tupper Lake project
Brookings’ Bruce Katz talks “billion for Buffalo”
IRS rules that Destiny USA green bonds can stay tax exempt (Central NY)
Controversial development planned for historic church site in Watervliet (Capital Region)
New IDA heads to Niagara Falls, whether some like it or not
Niagara Falls mayor vows to continue downtown development
New housing and retail to revitalize downtown Yonkers
Brooklyn promise meets reality
Communications company cancels plans to move to suburbs
Rebirth of a cultural landmark in Orleans County

State:

Amtrak fast-tracks $15 million project in suburban Buffalo
Waste boss: no fracking until 2013
Fracking the Southern Tier: the rest of the story
Adirondack organizations urging passage of federal farm legislation
No time for “slactivism” on the Hudson
Syracuse bookstore is a flashpoint in the debate over development
NYC issues RFP for solar wind farm on Fresh Kills landfill, Staten I.

National/International:

Senate Transportation Bill: More bland than bold
A Day in New Rochelle–in 2212
Love among the ruins of cities
New York maps offshore areas for wind development

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