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Juniors Present Ideas for Smart Growth to Government Representatives and Businesses

Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School in Malta researched the principles of smart growth, analyzed the threats and opportunities associated with population growth, identified the evidence based benefits of Smart Growth, and designed a model of their redesigned community space related to the community demographic data they collected.  Students presented their Smart Growth solutions and received valuable feedback from representatives from the Town of Malta, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Prosperity Partnership, the City of Cohoes, the Upstate Alliance for a Creative Economy, GLOBALFOUNDRIS, and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission.