A series of community events organized by local urban planners, architects, and activists in Hudson, New York to inspire creative conversations about our shared future.

Watch our first event on urban planning in Hudson HERE.

Watch our second event on economic development in Hudson HERE

Watch our third event on public spaces in Hudson HERE.

Watch our fourth event on historic preservation in Hudson HERE.


Saturday, AUGUST 17
Hudson Area Library

Like most cities in America, Hudson is designed for cars and trucks - not for people. This is changing. People are expecting streets to do more than just move cars. This event looks at how redesigning streets makes cities safer and more livable.


Mike Lydon, Founder of Street Plans Collaborative and author of “Tactical Urbanism: Short Term Action, Long-Term Change

Emily Flynn, Director of Health & Wellness for the City of Kingston, New York



Can we talk about housing?

The forces of gentrification are at work in Hudson, and the city is at risk of losing a core aspect of its identity. This event looks at the challenges and opportunities in quality housing for citizens at all income levels.


Joe Czajka, Executive Director, Center for Housing Solutions and Community Initiatives, Pattern for Progress

Dan Kent, VP of Initiatives, Galvan Foundation, Hudson

Guy Kempe, VP of Community Development, RUPCO, Kingston

James Lima, Urban Planner & Developer, NYC

Moderated by Kamal Johnson, Co-Director of Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, First Ward Alderman, and candidate for Mayor of Hudson


This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities