Expanding opportunities for jobs, housing and transportation: How can regional planning help communities?

Capture4.JPGParticipate in one of eight public workshops to discuss findings and recommend actions for two projects underway by the New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and Southern Connecticut:

  • A Planning Enhancement study of approaches to make communities throughout the New York/ Connecticut region more sustainable through enhancements to regional transportation, housing, economic development and environmental planning.
  • A Fair Housing and Equity Assessment to analyze evidence and develop regional strategies to further fair housing and expand equity and opportunity. 

The workshop will include presentations of how neighborhood conditions are affected by federal, state and regional decision-making in housing, transportation and development, and engage participants in discussions of how planning and programs can be improved to build more sustainable and equitable communities.

The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium is a bi-state collaboration of cities, counties and regional planning organizations. This initiative, funded with a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, will integrate housing, economic development, transportation and environmental planning. The Regional Planning Enhancement study and Fair Housing and Equity Assessment are integral components of the initiative that includes place-based planning for sustainable development at key nodes in the regions transit network. Click to download a PDF of this public notice in English or EspaƱol.

Click on the links to register for any of the eight public workshops:
Yonkers, Nov 12: Link to presentation and agenda
Nassau, Nov 13: Link to presentation and agenda
Bronx, Nov 18: Link to presentation and agenda
White Plains, Nov 19: Link to presentation and agenda
Suffolk County, Nov 20: Link to presentation and agenda
Brooklyn, Nov 25: Link to presentation and agenda
Norwalk, Dec 2: Link to presentation and agenda
New Haven, Dec 9: Link to presentation and agenda

Please Contact Brian Dennis at bdennis@rpa.org or 917-546-4316 to request special accommodations or translation services at least three (3) days in advance of any of our meetings.

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