cities http://wrvo.org en Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal http://wrvo.org/post/quality-life-infrastructure-investment-key-urban-renewal <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s cities need to make investments in quality of life if they want to recreate their past economic vitality, according to a local expert on cities.</p><p>Mildred Warner of Cornell University recently held a conference at the college on the economic state of upstate New York’s largest urban centers.</p><p>She says the region’s cities aren’t getting the "full gamut" of rediscovery by younger generations because they’re not investing enough in areas like quality of life and infrastructure.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:29:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54232 at http://wrvo.org Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal Comptroller DiNapoli: We can't let NY cities go bankrupt like Detroit http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-dinapoli-we-cant-let-ny-cities-go-bankrupt-detroit <p>The city of Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has left some in New York wondering whether any upstate cities will be next. State officials say they are trying to help with financial planning guidance, but local governments say more needs to be done.</p><p>State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has created a fiscal stress monitoring system that measures the financial health of New York’s local governments. A preliminary report found two dozen cities, counties and villages are moderately to severely fiscally stressed.</p><p>DiNapoli say he hopes they can avoid the fate of Detroit.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:38:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41702 at http://wrvo.org Report says more collaboration needed in upstate revitalization http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-more-collaboration-needed-upstate-revitalization <p>More collaboration is needed between the several efforts under way to revitalize upstate New York's "legacy cities," says a report released this week by a public affairs institute. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:50:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33411 at http://wrvo.org Study shows cities can impact weather over 1,000 miles away http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-cities-can-impact-weather-over-1000-miles-away <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If you’ve ever been in a big city during the summer, you may have felt the "urban heat island" effect. It's caused when heat gets re-radiated by pavement and buildings. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:38:47 +0000 Marie Cusick 32835 at http://wrvo.org Study shows cities can impact weather over 1,000 miles away