Regional Transect - NYC to Sullivan County
You'll learn about:
RLUIPA and expectations of communities versus religious needs
How the affordability of NYC has created extreme commuting situations, and what can be done.
The management of water resources when demands are regional and need to factor in what to do in situations of both too much water and not enough water.
Travel through the complex relationships of rural communities to the surrounding metro areas. This mobile workshop will delve into the connections of Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties to NYC, Trenton NJ and Philadelphia PA. The workshop will be an all day event and as such will be able to cover multiple issues:
the connection of the NYC water supply and how that affects land use decisions as well as water release decisions for the Upper Delaware River;
orthodox communities which are predominantly seasonal from NYC are becoming more year round We will discuss how the insular nature of these communities affects perceptions and how there are different expectations about land use and esthetics.
Extreme commuting and how the affordability of NYC has driven people into situations of extreme commuting.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and why Woodstock NY benefits more from a festival that didn’t happen there…and why permitting is so interesting in Sullivan County.
The connection of the NYC water supply, the Delaware River Basin Commission and eminent domain used to create the Delaware River Water Gap gave rise, at the time unique, designation and governance of the NPS Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
, Sullivan Renaissance
Confirmed SpeakerHelen Budrock is a certified planner with over 20 years of experience providing assistance to communities on a wide range of community development issues. She currently holds the position of Community Planner for Sullivan Renaissance, a program of the Gerry Foundation, which provides grants for beautification and community development projects in Sullivan County, New York. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, and as a consulting planner in the private sector. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Purchase and her Master's degree in Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
, AICP CUD
, Environmental Planning & Design
Confirmed SpeakerAndrew Schwartz is the Managing Principal at Environmental Planning & Design in Pittsburgh, PA. AJ is a registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania and Ohio; an AICP certified planner with CUD credentials; and has LEED AP certification. Professional Memberships include the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association; The Urban Land Institute; Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Pittsburgh Trail Advocacy Group and Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society. AJ has published articles for ArcNews; Parks and Recreation; NARRP; and APA. Many of the firm’s projects have been recognized with professional awards including the Go-to-Trails project. Over the past decade, AJ has spoken at more than twenty-five conferences and symposiums, including the 2015 Low Impact Development Conference; 2013 National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium; 2010 NARRP National Conference; 2006 ESRI International GIS User Conference; and at multiple APA National and Regional Planning Conferences.
, Orange County Planning Dept
Confirmed SpeakerMegan Tennermann, AICP, Planner, has worked as a professional planner for thirteen years; four years in Mariposa County, California, a rural county which bases its economy on agriculture and tourism, and nine years in Orange County. For the last seven of those years she has also been the County Demographic and Census data analyst and the New York State Data Center Affiliate Coordinator, and for the last four of those years she has coordinated the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program for Orange County. Megan has worked on projects for Orange County ranging from the Orange County Greenway Compact to the County Design Manual to the County Economic Development Strategy from start to finish, and assists municipalities throughout the County with their development review and demographic data needs.
, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
, Beach Lake