A conference in Poughkeepsie will debate concepts of “New Urbanism,” including downtown revitalization, climate change, retrofitting suburbs and urban agriculture.
Events will take place throughout the city over two days on June 2 and 3. The conference is produced by the New York chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Day one includes walking tours of Walkway Over the Hudson and the waterfront, as well as Poughkeepsie’s Main Street district. Author and social critic James Howard Kunstler will give a keynote address at Canvas restaurant in the city to open the conference. Day two will feature breakout sessions and panels at Changepoint Church on Mill Street.
The cost to attend is $75. More info and registration at www.cnunewyork.org.