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Book Club / Speaker Series Recordings

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Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

June 3rd, 2024

Join a discussion on how zoning shapes communities and the opportunities reform can bring with Sara Bronin, founder of The National Zoning Atlas, and Jeffrey Chusid from Cornell University's City and Regional Planning Department.

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A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York

February 7th, 2024

Join a discussion with book author Cindy Amrhein and Akwesasne member Sue Ellen Herne moderated by George Frantz, Cornell University Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, who has worked closely with Native American tribal communities across New York State.  

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Poverty, by America

October 4th, 2023

Join a discussion of the latest book from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond. Derek Crossman, Principal Planner of the City of Utica, is joined by Dawn Wells-Clyburn, executive director of PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing). 

The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration

June 7th, 2023

Join Kate Maynard, a board member of the Christopherson Center, as she engages in a discussion with representatives from The Nature Conservancy/NYS about the wide-ranging effects of climate migration on the state of New York and insights on how communities can adequately prepare for the forthcoming challenges. 


Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains The World

April 3rd, 2024

Join a discussion about parking’s impact on our communities. Nick Klein and Mike Manville are university faculty with an interest in transportation planning. Tom Knipe, City of Ithaca deputy director of economic development, moderates the event.

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