New Pattern For Progress Report: Hudson Valley’s Transforming Cities and Urban Areas Are Preparing For Next Wave of Growth

With New York City becoming more expensive, valley rolls out welcome mat;
Pattern’s data-driven analysis provides broad-based yet very local look at region’s evolution

The Hudson Valley’s cities and urban areas are revitalizing on numerous fronts, setting the stage to attract a new wave of residents drawn by safer and more attractive downtowns, diverse population centers, improving […]

March 16th, 2017|Categories: Education, Housing, Infrastructure, Press Releases, Urban Issues|

Millennials: What the Valley Has For You

Pattern For Progress is leading a March 22 discussion for young professionals to learn about trends touching millennials’ lives. Attend to learn, and share thoughts and ideas, across numerous professions, industries and associations regarding the future of the Hudson Valley. You’ll also hear how Pattern works to improve quality of lives in the region. The event […]

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

COUNTY LEADERS TOUT SUCCESS IN RESHAPING GOVERNMENTS AT PATTERN FOR PROGRESS BREAKFAST

COUNTY LEADERS TOUT SUCCESS IN RESHAPING GOVERNMENTS
AT PATTERN FOR PROGRESS BREAKFAST

 Consolidation, shared services, business attraction top agendas
in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties

NEWBURGH – County leaders of Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster detailed numerous examples about how they’ve consolidated services and cut expenses in an effort to realign government to reduce taxes during […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, Press Releases|

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 […]

Pattern for Progress Celebrates 51st Anniversary with Yankees Great Bernie Williams; Honors Middletown’s Joe DeStefano, IBM’s Sheila Appel; Presents $10,000 Donation to Wappingers Central School District Music Program

Pattern for Progress Celebrates 51st Anniversary with Yankees Great Bernie Williams; Honors Middletown’s Joe DeStefano, IBM’s Sheila Appel; Presents $10,000 Donation to Wappingers Central School District Music Program

 

NEWBURGH – For 51 years, Pattern for Progress has been the leading regional planning and policy organization in the Hudson Valley. Last night, Pattern celebrated this milestone at […]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

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, […]

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Housing, In the News, Urban Issues|

Jonathan Drapkin-It’s Time to Plan for Coming Growth

September 4, 2016

It was a long road back, but an analysis of New York State employment data for the seven-county Hudson Valley region shows that we have just about returned to the 1.1 million people employed that we had when the bottom fell out in 2007.

Yet, changes have come as well. In the past 10 […]

Creative Neighborhood in Newburgh

Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record

Posted Aug. 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM

CITY OF NEWBURGH – To the south, furniture maker Atlas Industries has turned a dormant warehouse into a new headquarters and studios and workspaces for dozens of artists and craftspeople.

To the east, is Newburgh Brewing Co., Washington’s Headquarters and a strip […]

September 7th, 2016|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, In the News, Urban Issues|

Creative Neighborhood in Newburgh

By Leonard Sparks / The Times Herald-Record

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August 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Barbara Bedell: First Community Builders Class Graduates

Pattern for Progress recently graduated its first Community Building Class. Pictured, from left, are Valerie Maginsky, Maria Bruni, Christopher <a href=[…]