Rocco Ferraro

Rocco Ferraro

Adjunct Faculty
Geography & Planning
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1973 Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Rutgers University
1975 Master of City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University
1981-84 Business and Accounting courses, University of Toledo

Rocco Ferraro

Rocco Ferraro, AICP, retired as executive director of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission in December 2016, a position he held since 2003. He has over 40 years of professional planning experience, ranging from neighborhood to regional planning in both the public and private sectors. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Rutgers University in 1973 and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Ohio State University in 1975.

Since 1997, Rocky has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the State University of New York at Albany. He was the recipient of the 2010 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Part-Time and the 2013-14 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.

He presently serves on a number of local and regional boards and advisory groups throughout the Capital Region, including as the chairman of the Planning Board for the Town of Clifton Park, the president of the Saratoga Affordable Housing Group, and a board member of the Saratoga Prosperity Partnership Board.

Courses Taught

  • A USP 201 Introductory Urban Planning
  • A PLN 530/A GOG 532 Environmental Planning