Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Community Development Binghampton Style -- Follow the Leader!

Binghamton, NY Smart Growth Commission Releases Final Report

Follow its lead in your community!

Convened by Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan and the City Council in April 2008, the Commission on Sustainable Development and Smart Growth recently released its final report, calling for a comprehensive effort to ensure the city's long-term well-being, with a focus on economic development, green construction, land use, stormwater management, and strong climate-change measures.

Having defined sustainable development as the kind that meets the present needs while safeguarding and improving economic, social and environmental resources and the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, the commission researched best Smart Growth practices and worked out recommendations for progress in nine broad categories.

Find the full report at http://www.cityofbinghamton.com/Library/pages/Commissions/FINAL%20REPORT%20Commission%20on%20Sustainable%20Development%20and%20Smart%20Growth.pdf

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