Students: Help shape the future of Ithaca

Cornell, Ithaca College student opinions wanted for Ithaca City Comprehensive Plan

 WHAT:          Student Open House for the City of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan

WHEN:         Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Room 102 in the Albert R. Mann Library on the Cornell campus

MEDIA:         Media members who wish to cover this open house should RSVP to Joe Schwartz in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-6235 or Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu.

ITHACA, N.Y. – College students are invited to contribute their opinions and insights about the City of Ithaca’s plan for the future during a special student open house. The open house, sponsored by the city and Cornell’s Department of Architecture, Art & Planning, is designed to gather student opinion for the latest City of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan.

The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 in Room 102 of Albert R. Mann Library on the Cornell campus. Room 102 is located in the first-floor lobby of the library. The open house will feature an informal format, in which students can drop in any time.

Comprehensive plans form a framework for zoning and land-use rules in a municipality, and public input is essential to the creation of a relevant plan.

“Students have a vested interest in the City of Ithaca’s comprehensive plan. The goals in the plan set the stage for future student housing and transportation options, access to services and cultural activities, and the overall character of Ithaca that affect both graduate and undergraduate students,” said Jennifer Minner, assistant professor in Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning. “We hope students from all of the area colleges will attend.”

The event is supported by funding from Cornell University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Research and two student organizations, the Cornell Chapter of International City/County Management and the Women’s Planning Forum

For more information about the student open house, contact Jennifer LaRocca at jml542@cornell.edu. Event information is available at: http://aap.cornell.edu/news-events/city-ithacas-comprehensive-plan-student-open-house

The draft City of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan and details about other opportunities to comment are available at: http://www.cityofithaca.org/165/City-Comprehensive-Plan

Event information is available at: http://aap.cornell.edu/news-events/city-ithacas-comprehensive-plan-student-open-house.