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APA@50 Virtual Symposium
In June 1971 New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed legislation creating the Adirondack Park Agency. Join the ADKX on June 22 in a daylong symposium assessing the APA's half-century of guiding both management of the Forest Preserve and development on private land in the Adirondack Park. Keynote presentations by scholars and others closely involved with the APA will be followed by comment by other experts and dialog with our audience. This is an online symposium, free and open to the public.

9:30 - 10:00: Preliminaries

10:00 - 12:00:"The APA’s Early Years: Energy, Innovation, and Perspective"
Richard S. Booth, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Former APA Counsel and Former APA Commissioner
In conversation with:
Marilyn Murphy DuBois, Former Sr. Policy Analyst at New York State Assembly
Bill Kissell, Former APA Counsel
Liz Thorndike, Former APA Commissioner

12:30 - 2:30: “Trail Blazin’: Reconstructing Wilderness in the Public Mind"
Elizabeth Vidon, Professor of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF
In conversation with:
Heidi Kretser, Conservation Social Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society
Peter Paine, Member of Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks and Former APA Commissioner
John Sheehan, Adirondack Council

3:00 - 5:00: "The Future of State-Level Regional Planning"
Frank Popper, Emeritus Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and Professor, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
In conversation with:
Peter Bauer, Executive Director, Protect the Adirondacks
Bill McKibben, Environmentalist and author
Lani Ulrich, Former APA Chair
William Farber, Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors

5:00 - 5:30: Closing remarks

Jun 22, 2021 09:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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