|John Norquist, president of the Congress for New Urbanism and former mayor of Milwaukee, said upstate cities should rely on themselves and not the state and federal governments to improve (© Dave Feiden).|
While New York’s dominant downstate city is flourishing, many of its upstate cities are still struggling to emerge from a downward spiral. Is now the time for a turnaround? A distinguished panel of urban scholars and experts gathered in Albany to discuss how upstate cities can resurrect themselves.
John O. Norquist
President & CEO
Congress for the New Urbanism
|Richard Dietz, chief economist for the Buffalo branch of the Federal Reserve Bankof New York, says if upstate was considered a separate state it would rank last for in-migration of adults aged 30 to 64 with four or more years of college (© Dave Feiden).|
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Associate Professor, Economics
|Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Julia Vitullo-Martin, who serves as director of the Institute’s Center for Rethinking Development, moderated the half-day event (© Dave Feiden).|
Kathryn A. Foster
Director, Regional Institute
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Rolf J. Pendall
Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Director, Center for Rethinking Development
|Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy, who also served as that city’s police chief, said public safety is one of three top priorities in his administration along with economic development and education (© Dave Feiden).|
FIGHTING CRIME: A MAYORAL PERSPECTIVE
Hon. Robert J. Duffy
City of Rochester
Empire State Development Corp.
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