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The 2016 event will be held Friday March 18th, 2016 8:30-1:30 PM at SUNY Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY. We want to thank our 2016 sponsors listed below as well as Inserra Market for their donations of refreshments for the event.

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

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Frank & Joanne Gumper
First Niagara

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Link to Learning Goals for Class Visits

PowerPoint on South Nyack 2016 Group Project

Rockland P.L.U.S. engages students in planning in their immediate community. Our County is composed of 5 towns and 19 villages, each with a unique identity and set of factors to consider for future development projects. In these communities there are pockets of commercial and residential development that are thriving, and others that are hoping for new energy and revitalization. For Rockland P.L.U.S. 2016, students will look at a transportation hub in their community with an eye to revitalizing the area around it to bring new energy to their towns and villages. With the New Bridge and the promised busing improvements are there ways to encourage people out of their cars? An excellent resource on encouraging people out of their cars and into mass transit check out these two short (less than 5 minute) videos from EMBARQ.

Class projects. Students seek to balance the three complementary processes that make a community successful and sustainable - social, economic and environmental factors or what we refer to as S.E.E.ing their community. ~250 students from seven community high schools ( Pearl River, Clarkstown North, Nyack, Suffern, Nanuet, P-Tech and Spring Valley) have participated in a series of 3 classroom visits each as they develop projects focused on their own region of Rockland. Approximately 150 students will participate in the symposium, representing their fellow classmates.

Symposium Event. On Friday March 18, 2016 at SUNY Rockland Community College the students will present their own community project to mentors from the community. Goals & Objectives for the visits are here. Following this they will be introduced to a new project thet they will work with along students from other schools. Each group will consider the how to best revision Exit 10 on the Thurway, leveraging the construction of the New Bridge into revitalizing the waterfront community of South Nyack.

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Students should review the following pages of the website, considering the questions there before our visits:

Visit #1 - Home, Sustainable Planning, Background, Current Community

Visit #2 - Planning Tools, Affordable Housing, Water Quality, Brownfields

Visit #3 - Public Participation & SEQRA, Thinking Green

Putting it into Practice - The Lower Hudson Valley released a Regional Sustainability Plan for our area. Land use and transportation, energy and water management, open space, agriculture, climate change mitigation are primary topics in their review. The Report Executive Summary and full report are an excellent review of the same concerns you are considering in your community.

MATERIALS STUDENTS WILL USE IN PLANNING

Introductory Presentation TOD
Community Train Station Maps
Community Enhancing Features
Site Visit & Community Assessment Form

Visit 3 Cost Benefit Analysis

Student Poster Content Guide
Student Set of Planning Cards
Expanded Features for BRT/CRT CHECK IT OUT! LINKS TO PLANNING IDEAS
Poster sized Template (pptx) (ppt) Link to: New York City BRT - full article
Link to: Cities Going Car Free
Green Features ppt Link to: 10 Sustainable Architectural Designs
Student A.M. Presentation Guidelines Link to: Encouraging Transit Oriented Development

Links Below to a Mini Case Study Using the Palisades Mall as a Target Area

Links Below to Rockland's Event Day Forms & Information Below

Event Agenda

Poster Presentation Feedback

Mentor Instructions

Facilitator Instructions

Planning Guidelines

SUNY RCC MAP Photo Consent Form

The Rockland Program is made possible thanks to the commitment of the following community agencies.

The Rockland P.L.U.S. event is a collaborative project of the following groups:
LDEO
KRB
RCC

 

 

 

 
       
 
   
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