April 26, 2004
New Visions 2030
Working Group A
March 31, 2004
Kelsey Kohler, Center for
Krausnick, Center for Economic Growth
David Lewis, SUNYA Urban and
Regional Planning Program
Sandra Misiewicz, CDTC
After a welcome and introductions, John
Poorman distributed a diagram representing the organization
of the New Visions 2030 effort. Members
reviewed the broad mission statement for each of the five working groups and
discussed the specific expanded charge to Working Group A. Working Group A will seek to identify
alternative growth and development scenarios and identify quantitatively and
qualitatively the benefits, impacts and challenges of each one.
highlighted CEG’s current thoughts regarding an economic model, and Kelsey
Kohler informed participants regarding the CEG effort with RPI to identify
growth potential within five identified high tech clusters. David Lewis shared thoughts on the pros and
cons of economic modeling, and the challenges that a multi-centered region
poses for standard models.
John also distributed a preliminary summary of
transportation budgets of growing metro areas and indicated that more material
will be made available.
Members agreed to meet on April 28 to continue discussion of
the alternative growth futures.