The first event organized by a group called Future Hudson took place yesterday afternoon. The panel discussion--"What Makes Hudson a Great City?"--featured Joe Czajka from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Kaya Kühl from the Hudson Valley Initiative at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, and Dan D'Oca from Interboro, a Brooklyn-based architecture, urban design, and planning firm. Fourth Ward alderman John Rosenthal moderated the discussion, and Dan Udell was there to record it. The video of the event can be viewed here.
Future Hudson is planning an event every third Saturday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library. The next event, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, will be a community conversation on the challenge of developing a sustainable local economy, with the title "How Does Hudson Grow?" Click here to see the schedule through August.
It was also announced at Saturday's meeting that James Howard Kunstler, best known for his book The Geography of Nowhere, who was brought to Hudson by Friends of Hudson back in 2002 or 2003, in the days of the cement plant battle, will be returning on Thursday, May 30, to present a talk called "The American Small Town Is Where It's At. Let's Get It Right."
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