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Department of Planning

Mid Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan

The Mid Hudson Region Consortium (hereafter “the Consortium”) was formed to launch a planning process to develop the Mid Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan (hereafter “The Plan”) as part of Phase I of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program announced by Governor Cuomo in 2011, with $865,000 in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Consortium was tasked with the development of a plan for the Mid Hudson Region that is closely tied to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals defined by New York State, as well as the economic development goals defined by the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). Working Groups were formed to develop both long-term and short-term sustainability goals within the aggressive eight-month project schedule. These Working Groups focused on the following topics: energy; land use, transportation & livable communities; waste management; water management; economic development; agriculture and Foodsheds; and governance.

Later in June, the broader public will be able to learn more about the project and provide feedback through an interactive website hosted by Mindmixer: www.engagemidhudson.com.