Afternoon Session 1: The Local Role in State Climate Goals

APA New York Metro Chapter


Thursday, December 6, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. EST

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Local government action is a critical component of New York State’s economic, clean energy, transportation and sustainable land use policies. In this session you will learn about available resources and guidelines for local implementation of NY-SUN, Climate Smart Communities, Clean Energy Communities and GreenLites programs. Experts from the State will discuss how communities can help accelerate economic development, increase the availability of renewable energy sources, promote environmental sustainability of transportation infrastructure and mitigate the impact of climate change on their residents through reducing GHG emissions and increasing resilience of the built and natural environment.


Sarah Crowell, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sarah Crowell is the Director of the Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure at the New York Department of State, where she oversees the Downtown Redevelopment Initiative (DRI), Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). An accomplished urban planner, Sarah has 20 years of both ... Read More

Elisabeth Lennon

Confirmed Speaker

Sustainability Coordinator NYS DOT

brad tito,

Confirmed Speaker


Mark Lowery

Confirmed Speaker

Climate Policy Analyst Office of Climate Change

Houtan Moaveni

Confirmed Speaker


Meghan Taylor

Confirmed Speaker

Regional Director, Mid-Hudson Empire State Development Read More

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