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=[…]

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 […]

Jonathan Drapkin: All Roads Lead to Need for Better Infrastructure

May 18. 2016

Infrastructure — not the most exciting thing that government does, but when it fails, boy are citizens upset.

It is national Infrastructure Week. Events are taking place all over the country to try to bring attention to an expenditure that typically draws the response, “Why pay for it today when we can put it off until […]

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Columns & Op-Ed Articles|