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David Gilmour, AICP 
Hudson Valley West Section Representative --            APA NY Metro Chapter             http://www.nyplanning.org

Gilmourplanning@gmail.com   OR


Monday April 25, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
            Light refreshments will be served.
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SUNY New Paltz Campus, College Terrace Building 
Corner of Southside Loop and Sojourner Way
SUNY New Paltz Campus
New Paltz, NY 12561

Parking Note:  Parking for the event will be in the Elting Main Parking Lot # 5.


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"Evening with the AICP Fellows: Financing Smart & Sustainable Place-making" *

Frank Fish, FAICP -- Dwight Merriam, FAICP -- Stuart Turner, FAICP

Financing Smart and Sustainable Place-making will explore the promise of fostering priority growth areas and examine how economic planning and strategic land use can help sustain the Hudson Valley. Discussion will touch on innovative zoning and fiscal policies, including the State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act and Transit-Oriented Development.

Austere fiscal conditions are prompting governmental cuts. Often there is not awareness of how smart growth principles can promote savings. At times there are weak constituencies for bold or equitable action. While many leaders support stronger place-making and sustainable development, there is a need for more understanding about possible approaches. At the forum, the participants will contemplate how Hudson Valley planners and elected officials can shape local and regional economic policy and future development in order to manage sprawl, reinforce sense of place and promote cost-effective public services.

* The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. The American Institute of Certified Planners AICP is the APA's professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice. The AICP grants Fellowship to members with significant achievements in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. The Fellows, recognized nationally by their peers for excellence in community planning, all have experience in this State and region and will share their insights into how local planners and elected officials can shape planning and economic policy while promoting a sustainable future and sense of place. 

* This event is being conducted in conjunction with the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz. CRREO conducts and publicizes research on regional topics; creates/directs select institutes that focus on specific topics of regional interest; provides outreach to local governments, non-profits and for-profit organizations to initiate reforms and enhancements to best service their constituents; and works to foster community collaboration. A key aspect of CRREO’s mission is to bring key regional concerns to the attention of citizens and policymakers to support their informed discussion of the public policy problems facing the Hudson Valley. Quality information will help us to work together to develop our own, local solutions and advance the need for changes at the state level.

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