Future Leaders in Planning
Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) – CDRPC’s pilot program that connects high school students with opportunities and challenges in Planning for the Capital District, had a successful, very engaging week in collaboration with the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Early College Program. Students engaged with leaders in Regional Planning on Transportation, Energy, Economic Development, Waste and Recycling, and Open Space Conservation. Diverse visits to places like the Albany Pine Bush, Global Foundries, Brookfield Renewables Hydropower facility, and Pitney Meadows Community Farm offered a unique experience for the students to interact directly with community leaders.
A huge thank you to our partners that supported our first year!
City of Saratoga Springs
Pitney Meadows Community Farm
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
County Waste- Sierra Recycling Facility
Plans to expand FLIP are underway for 2020- stay tuned for more developments. If you are interested in the program, want to volunteer, or connect your school or organization to FLIP, please contact Kate Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the 2019 program brochure here!
Check out our two part program update reviewing the site visits from the week!