Category Archives: Open Space

Mortgage defaults and proximity to walkability, open space, and public parks

A recent study published by Fannie Mae identifies specific locational factors that reduce the risk of mortgage default – specifically commute time, use of rail transit, walkability, the presence of retail uses, the integration of affordable housing, and proximity to … Continue reading

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Capital Region Sustainability Plan public meetings slated

The Capital Region Sustainability Plan, a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties is part of the the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by … Continue reading

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Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process

Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process Applications due July 16  The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst … Continue reading

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Federal LWCF Funding Update

As we reported last month, President Obama’s proposed FY 2013 budget shows his continued commitment to robust funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The President is requesting $450 million for the LWCF, a 30 percent increase over … Continue reading

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Two opportunities to support NY’s parks and trails

The Governor’s budget proposal is good news for parks and trails. Now it’s up to the Legislature, and they need to hear from YOU. It’s important that legislators know their constituents support the Governor’s proposal and we have not one, … Continue reading

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Parks and the environment get boost from Governor

Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget released last month includes positive news for New York’s parks and the environment. The budget includes $89 million for infrastructure improvements at 48 state parks and historic sites as part of the New York Works fund. … Continue reading

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NY’s Economic Development Council releases CFA awards

Over $785 million has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, continuing New York’s efforts to redesign the way state government works in order to drive economic growth and create jobs. As part of the Regional Council process, … Continue reading

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Take Action Today

Protect parks and trails from hydro-fracking The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement along with Proposed High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations in September and is accepting comments on both until January 11. … Continue reading

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Join new park and historic site Friends discussion forum

Got questions? Get answers. State park and historic site Friends groups have great ideas to share. To help facilitate greater networking and communications among Friends groups, PTNY has started an online discussion forum. The discussion forum is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Our very first survey: What exclusively winter activities do you plan to engage in this upcoming season?

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