Sustainability Strategies for Economic Development Event at RPI

image001 Sustainability Strategies for Economic Development

March 10, 2016 1:30 – 4:30    |      RPI Campus in Troy, NY

NEDA, Audubon International and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are colliding in the March Learning Lab to explore making and keeping sustainable communities.

We'll convene a forum where economic development practitioners, sustainability experts and advocates, community planners* and RPI students can engage in candid dialogue about creating vibrant, sustainable communities and the most promising practices for getting there.

The program will be a facilitated discussion including break-out sessions on specific topics, including roadblocks or misconceptions that might prevent cooperation and partnership between the groups who are critical to their communities' success. We'll come up with ways that a broad variety of stakeholders can actively work together to get the results we all want: a healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality.

Come be part of the action! Leave with ideas you can use now.


Joanna Nadeau : AICP, Director of Community Programs Audubon International

Margaret Irwin River Street Planning

Tim Smith : NEDA Board President & Executive Director Franklin County Industrial Development Corp.  

Hilary Papineau NYS APAProgram Meeting Facilitator:

Abby StrausNEDA Board Member & Membership Committee Chair

What is a Learning Lab?

 It’s a NEDA-hosted event where people who care about being great practitioners and facilitating the success of their from and toteach each other. To make exciting collisions happen that produce inspired action. Each lab is designed to give you real take-aways: information and action steps that you can apply right now in your community.

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