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Adolfo Carrión, HUD Regional Administrator, Announces “Sustainable Communities” Initiative

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

BP Carrion.JPGAdolfo Carrión, HUD Regional Administrator, announced the “New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities” initiative at Regional Plan Association’s 21st annual Regional Assembly, “Innovation and the Global City,” on April 15th in New York City.  Steven C.F. Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA, spoke with Mr. Carrión and Joel Ettinger, Executive Director, NYMTC, at the event.

The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities” initiative is:

“An unprecedented bi-state collaboration of cities, counties and regional planning organizations has come together to launch New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities. This initiative, funded with a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, will integrate housing, economic development, transportation and environmental planning.

The goal of the Consortium is to reposition the New York-Connecticut region to fully harness its innovation capabilities in a competitive global environment, build on its strong foundation of energy efficiency, and become as equitable as it is efficient. Its primary focus is to leverage the most extensive and robust transit system in the nation by developing livable communities with mixed-income housing and employment at key nodes in the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road network.”

Adolfo Carrión, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

The $3.5 million bi-state initiative

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Joel Ettinger, Executive Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council:

The significance of the HUD initiative


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