Rebuilding NYC: Sustainable fixes for crumbling city infrastructure

WHAT:          Engineers, NYC government leaders, infrastructure investors and Cornell University sustainability experts to address ways to rebuild crumbling urban infrastructure systems at day-long collaborative event WHEN:          Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WHERE:        26 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s […]

“Side by Side:” Artist to unveil large installation on inclusion, empathy

WHAT:          Artist Pepón Osorio unveils large sculptural and media installation, “Side by Side,” at Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial event WHEN:          Thursday, April 20, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:        2nd Floor, Rand Hall, East MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to […]

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 […]

Fracking ban the right economic, environmental and health decision

Three Cornell University experts comment on the announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York state.   Susan Christopherson is a professor and chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and an economic geographer. Her research and teaching focuses on economic development and she has produced […]

Upstate cities battle toward recovery – and offer roadmap for the region

ITHACA, N.Y. – Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica exemplify the economic challenges cities throughout New York continue to face. But there’s a silver lining even here – as Cornell University researchers working with leaders in each of these cities have uncovered lessons that can help other municipalities, large and small, around the state. “Fiscal stress […]

Utica economic revival hinges on neighborhood, city and state teamwork

Mildred Warner, professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, notes that fiscal stress in Upstate New York cities is compounded by the Great Recession, state mandates and declining state aid. She discusses the results of a new research paper on the City of Utica that was presented at the recent “State of New […]

Rail tops pipelines for East Coast oil, gas shipments

Monday, March 3, 2014 Susan Christopherson is a professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and an economic geographer.  Her research and teaching focuses on economic development and she has produced a series of studies on shale gas and oil development. See www.greenchoices.cornell.edu.  She discusses the controversy about shipping crude oil from North […]

Cost savings from Cuomo consolidation plan? Probably not

Monday, Jan. 27, 2013 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget includes a plan to reduce property taxes and save money by encouraging consolidation of local governments. Mildred E. Warner, an expert on local government restructuring and Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, says that consolidation has its inherent benefits, but cost […]

GW bridge study excuse like dropping a brick on your foot to see if it hurts

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE GW bridge study excuse like dropping a brick on your foot to see if it hurts Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013 Michael Manville teaches “Traffic Congestion: Policies and Politics” at Cornell University as a professor of City and Regional Planning. He has advised local, state, and federal officials about transportation policy […]