Sheridan Hollow: Steps Forward Making Redevelopment Work
The Fall 2010 Planning Studio's exploration of future development opportunities, plans and financing mechanisms for Sheridan Hollow -- an Albany neighborhood located in a weak urban market. Sheridan Hollow Fall 2010 UAlbany Planning Studio Report.pdf
KSS Inter-Municipal Trail Feasibility Study (Upstate NY APA Best Student Project 2011 Winner)
The Fall 2010 Planning Studio's study for the feasibility of trails connecting the Towns of Kinderhook, Stockport and Stuyvesant (KSS) in Columbia County, New York.
Check Project Website
Download the plan (2 files): KSS Inter-Municipal Trail Draft Report part 1 part 2
Arbor Hill Partnership Feasibility Study
The Fall 2009 Planning Studio focused on identifying resources within the Arbor Hill community and the University at Albany, to find ways to enhanced both parties in mutually beneficial ways. The purpose was to lay the groundwork for future collaborative efforts between the Arbor Hill community and the University at Albany.
Download the Partnership Study Document.
Arbor Hill Parks, Public Arts and Community Resources Studies
The Fall 2008 Planning Studio conducted studies for developing and launching specific initiatives and projects, consistent with the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Plan. One team focused on revitalization of neighborhood parks. The second team on public arts for community pride. And the third, focused on development of a website as an online community resource.
Download the Parks and Open Spaces Report
Download the Public Arts and Online Community Resources Report
View the Studio Presentation
Mid-City University District (MCUD) Plan
The Fall 2007 Planning Studio recommended a series of actions and strategies aimed at protecting and enhancing the positive qualities of the Mid-City University District (MCUD) - an area of the City of Albany that encompasses the UAlbany Downtown Campus and the College of Saint Rose.
Download the final report (note: this is a low resolution version to reduce file size).
Mohawk River Public Access Plan
The Fall 2006 Planning Studio's study of the 10.2 miles of waterfront along the Mohawk River in the Town of Colonie.
Download the Plan: Mohawk River Corridor Studio.pdf
The Purple Path
The Fall 2005 Planning Studio concentrated on developing a proposal for the Purple Path - a multi-use 5k loop around the inner perimeter of the UAlbany Uptown Campus.
Download the Purple Path Plan.
View the official unveiling and video.
Read the Purple Path feature in UAlbany Magazine.
Fort Edwards Historic Study
The Fall 2005 Studio conducted a study to develop a tourism strategy that focuses on the history of the Village of Fort Edwards. The study incorporated a fiscal impact analysis of the future development of Rogers Island and put forward proposals for historic preservation and adaptive reuse.
Final document not yet available on this site.
The Fall 2004 Studio led by Dr. Gene Bunnell, conducted a study of Canajoharie, New York and compiled a report of recommendations that, if implemented, will improve the quality of life for village residents and attract visitors.
Download the completed document here (note: this is a low resolution version to reduce file size).
The Problems and Potential of Vacant Buildings
The Fall 2002 Studio led by Dr. Lawson was a survey of vacant structures in Albany, NY.
Download the studio document