Cornell Planning Team to host Tyre Community forum

Cornell University Planning Team to host Community Planning Forum on March 7A team of planning students from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University will be hosting a community forum at the Magee Fire Hall on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM. The students, from the Land Use and Environmental Field Workshop, are providing technical assistance to the Town of Tyre as it looks at the future of the area around exit 41 of the NYS Thruway. The highway interchange is a major entry point into the rural town, and also a gateway to the Finger Lakes wine region.The Cornell students are currently gathering information and data on the Tyre community, and will be presenting their findings at the forum. It will be an opportunity for town residents to hear the findings of the workshop team regarding population, land use and transportation trends in the Town of Tyre, and to provide the team with additional information and insights as town residents.The Land Use and Environmental Planning field workshop is an intensive, semester-long course where students are engaged in field work under the direction of one or more Department of City and Regional Planning faculty members as members of an project team, utilizing the knowledge they have learned in prerequisite courses in land use and urban planning theory, land use law, quantitative analysis and other subjects. The course is designed to provide technical assistance to communities in Upstate New York, and to give students the opportunity to work with a community in resolving critical planning issues.For more information on the upcoming forum contact George Frantz, course instructor, at 607 227-4652 or via e-mail at grf4@cornell.edu

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