What: Please join us for MetroPool's Annual Board meeting and a special presentation: "A Vision for Sustainable Development in the New York-Connecticut Region.”
An unprecedented bi-state collaboration of cities, counties and regional planning organizations came together three years ago to launch the New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Initiative. Funded with a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant to integrate housing, economic development, transportation and environmental planning, the Consortium’s goal is to reposition the New York-Connecticut region to fully harness its innovation capabilities in a competitive global environment, build on its strong foundation of energy efficiency, and become as equitable as it is efficient. Three years of collaborative planning has resulted in an agenda to create more sustainable and equitable economic growth.
Partners in the Consortium and guest speakers, Dr. Floyd Lapp, Executive Director, South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) and Elizabeth Cheteny, Commissioner of Planning, City of White Plains, will offer reflections on the planning phase of the Sustainable Communities Initiative Program as well as insights into the major challenges and opportunities that may be ahead as the important work of implementing the plan begins. Specific attention will be given to Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and to rethinking the Westchester Avenue corridor.
When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
677 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901
Networking and refreshments to follow.
Register for the meeting by Monday, June 9, 2014. Attendees need to present photo identificationat the reception desk upon arrival.