Sustainable economic strategies spur engaged research interest

A former Bethlehem Steel site being rehabilitated as a business park in Lackawanna, New York, stands as an example of sustainable redevelopment and the impact a local government can have on climate change.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz discussed the redevelopment project with Cornell faculty at a May 14 lunch roundtable in Rice Hall.

Erie County officials were invited to campus to share county initiatives focused on sustainability and economic growth, quality of life and building strong communities. Faculty attendees joined roundtable discussions led by Poloncarz and Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte.

“Strong partnerships and sustainable practices are essential to progress, giving more people a say in their community and making responsible use of our resources to effect change that benefits generations yet to come,” Poloncarz said.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.