Friday, December 14, 2012; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
16 East 55th Street New York, NY
The second annual meeting of the Consortium Principals will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the SUNY Global Center. The Consortium Principals are leading representatives from a group of public and non-profit organizations that have agreed to integrate livable and sustainable community principles in the New York and Connecticut region through a series of planning activities. There will be a webcast of this event at http://win.1.c3.audiovideoweb.com/1c3winlive6776.
The meeting will include an address by Shelley R. Poticha, Director of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, concerning the future of the Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities and a progress report on the New York & Connecticut Consortium work program.
Consortium principals expected to attend include Hon. Mayor Bramson of New Rochelle, Hon. Mayor Davis of Mount Vernon, Hon. Mayor DeStefano of New Haven, Hon. Mayor Moccia of Norwalk, Hon. Mayor Finch of Bridgeport, Amanda M. Burden, Commissioner of New York City Department of City Planning, John Cameron, Chair of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, Robert Yaro, President of the Regional Plan Association; Executive Directors, Carl Amento of the South Central Regional Council of Governments, Joel Ettinger of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, Thomas Herrmann of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council and Floyd Lapp of the Southwestern Regional Planning Agency.
This unprecedented bi-state collaboration is made possible by a $3.5 million HUD Sustainable Communities grant. The funding received by the Consortium is part of HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country. The grants support the development and execution of regional plans intended to build economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation. They are part of the federal government's Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. More information on the federal partnership can be found at www.sustainablecommunities.gov.