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Robin Carathanasis Marketing Manager Lilker AssociatesConsulting Engineers

  • SMPS-NY Treasurer
Kourtenay Mott
Urban Development: The Mayors’ Perspective On Thursday, October 1st at UCONN Stamford, CT we will hear six mayors from Fairfield and Westchester Counties discuss what’s happening in their cities. The Regional Plan Association estimates that 2% of our nation’s land mass – the New York Metro Region – generates 20% of the country’s economy. Stamford, New Haven, White Plains, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Rochelle, all contribute to this significant economic engine. What are these cities doing to attract innovative businesses, an educated workforce and what is their vision for their cities in the next ten years? How will new development concepts and building trends, that the Mayors are deploying, be part of the ongoing economic success?

[expand title=”Click here to read more about the event…”] Each city has unique downtown action plans to stimulate economic growth and the revival of the urban fabric of their city. As an example, we look forward to hearing about the downtown action plan that the City of New Rochelle is implementing to revive and grow it’s city center. In support of public/private development, Mayor Noam Bramson announced the Downtown Core potential for 1,500 residential units, 200,000 square feet of retail space and 250,000 square feet of office space. Hear the Mayors of Stamford, New Haven, White Plains, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Rochelle discuss how the interconnectedness of the region enhances the economic viability of their city. How will upcoming transportation and transit oriented development projects impact the interdependency of these cities? Many challenges exist yet many more opportunities are to be found and hear about them in the Mayors’ Perspective Panel. Please join SMPS-NY and the Construction Institute in being part of this ongoing conversation. Click HERE for more information. [/expand]