NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Policy Forum will hold a panel discussion on the future of New York’s upstate cities, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, on June 9, 2011 at the Cornell Club, located at 6 East 44th St. in New York City.
Urban policy expert Mitchell Moss will moderate a panel that includes Stephanie Miner, the Mayor of Syracuse; Bruce Fisher, founding Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies at Buffalo State College; and E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow at the Empire Center. Attendance is by invitation.
“The recent economic recession has accelerated the loss of jobs and population upstate,” said Mitchell Moss, Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at New York University, “with consequences for the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, as well as for their suburban and downstate neighbors. Our panel will examine what can be done to reverse that trend and offer fresh thinking about how to shape a brighter future for the upstate cities.”
NYPF co-founders Jonathan Cohen and John Giardino said, “The negative trends in Upstate cannot be ignored. The good news is that there are bright and capable leaders in our state who can forge a way forward. We are thrilled that some of the best will be on our panel and we look forward to a great and useful discussion.”
The New York Policy Forum (NYPF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded by Jonathan Cohen and John Giardino. Our mission is to promote discussion on timely and important topics of general interest. NYPF’s public forums feature expert panels and speakers on a wide range of issues spanning public policy, human rights, education, and the arts. We are not aligned with any party, movement, or advocacy group.