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Pattern Brings Together Mayors of Three Cities that Won the $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative


The leaders offered their insights and answered questions about the process

NEWBURGH (April 24, 2019) –  The mayors of three Hudson Valley cities that received $10 million each in funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) gathered today to discuss […]

2019-04-25T14:04:49-04:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, In the News, Press Releases, Urban Issues|

Jonathan Drapkin & Joe Czajka – My view: Gentrification – A delicate balance

Gentrification. For some, it’s a word that suggests progress. For others, concern.

For decades, the Hudson Valley’s urban areas didn’t get the attention they deserved.

In recent years, with an improving economy, more efforts are focused on revitalization. Mayors who want nothing but the best for residents and businesses keep close tabs on it.

While each of Orange […]

A Course in Small Town Revitalization

Regional planners help small cities reboot

Middletown, New York, and other small cities in the Hudson River Valley are revitalizing with the help of Pattern for Progress — a regional not-for-profit planning group. Pattern-trained stakeholders are spearheading projects that will restore their cities’ deteriorated or underused assets and employ them in innovative ways to attract residents, […]

2018-12-06T16:48:25-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Housing, In the News, Urban Issues|

Creative Neighborhood in Newburgh

Publication1 On South William Street in the city of Newburgh, furniture maker Atlas Industries has turned a dormant warehouse into a new headquarters and studios and workspaces for dozens of artists and craftspeople. Times Herald-Record File Photo

Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record
Posted Aug. 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM


2018-12-06T19:18:14-04:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, In the News, Urban Issues|

Ex-Pittsburgh Mayor Shares Ideas on Poughkeepsie’s Revitalization

By Amanda Purcell /The Poughkeepsie Journal

Tom Murphy, the former Pittsburgh mayor credited with turning the former industrial city’s economic fortunes around, visited with Hudson Valley leaders Tuesday to discuss the hard decisions urban centers like the City of Poughkeepsie face in order to grow their economies in the next 20 to 30 years.

“You’re at a moment […]

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Highlights City’s Turnaround

Mid-Hudson News
POUGHKEEPSIE – If you compare the rebirth of the City of Pittsburgh to the transformation of the City of Middletown, you will see the Orange County city is on the right track. That assessment comes from Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano, who is following […]