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“There’s 30,000 brilliant individuals who are creating green buildings, nontoxic classrooms and sustainable architecture. And they’re in Philly this week, taking in our city skyline, Federal Donuts & local fare.” Julie Hancher, GreenPhilly (blog)
Here’s a good dose of self-esteem for Central New York. Our region is actually ahead of the curve in terms of planning and implementing green infrastructure and sustainability. Linda Dickerson-Hartsock, Owen Kerney and Andrew Potts were in Philadelphia last week to present the Syracuse experience at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo. Here is a summary of their presentation.
Matt Millea and Matt Marko from the Center of Excellence also presented at the conference.
The keynote speaker at Greenbuild was former New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
Here are some of the photographs from Saturday’s CNY Mocha Men event at CFAC organized by Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling.
We saw a poll this morning online and were not surprised that data showed Chick Fil-A is the most desired fast food franchise here in Central New York. Another one of my favorites is Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack. Shake Shack is not a franchise, but would be a great addition to Armory Square or the Connective Corridor.
Central New Yorker’s are fearless.
Who else could endure and enjoy an outdoor festival and a zip line during moderate winds and temperatures in the high-30s? Despite the chilly weather however, the attendance at inaugural the Zip Line Fest and Food Truck Rodeo was steady and strong. Students, business owners from the neighborhood, elected officials, and even families from other states (today was the last day of Parent’s Weekend at SU) filled Forman Park, and the crowds spilled onto East Genesee street on Sunday.
The energy the event created rivaled Armory Square, and maybe even more well-known public spaces such as Byrant Park, Rittenhouse Square, or Dupont Circle.
What a lively and unique way to kick off Phase two of the Connective Corridor construction project.
A little humor always goes a long way.
We got the update for the TEDx Utica video for food professional Martin Butts was posted online. Butts gives a very informative and often funny monologue on utilizing the rich CNY soil, defining local food, taming institutional kitchens, and our addiction to large grocery stores.
The only weakness in the presentation was the poor lighting (on stage), but the talk is sure to go viral.
We eagerly anticipate seeing the TEDx Utica video from local food advocate and foodpreneur Martin Butts. They are slowly releasing some of the talks via the TEDx Utica website. In the mean time, to get a taste of Martin’s efforts to refresh, revitalize and replenish local communities, watch this short advertorial.
Check out this recent post on Syracuse Urban Properties (aka Syrup) about using a trolley or tram to bring visitors from DestiNY USA to downtown. We are in favor of that scenario, and would also recommend reviving OnTrack service through the city.
Anyone who’s ridden Centro’s jam-packed SU-Destiny Route on a Friday evening would agree. OnTrack would certainly be beneficial during any construction or demolition of Route I81.