Thursday, January 17, 2013

Arts Center launches (Re)Imagining Troy project

TROY - An effort is underway in the heart of the city's historic downtown to elicit visions for the city's future.

The (Re)Imagining Troy Project is soliciting ideas from community members for how Troy can become a more livable city. A panel of 15 local leaders will then choose the 25 best ideas submitted, which will then be displayed on the project's website.

The project "is an opportunity to leverage creative thinking for the betterment of Troy and its residents," said Chris Marblo, president of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, in a statement.

The project, sponsored by The Arts Center of the Capital Region, will be accepting ideas until Feb. 28. Those submissions can take the form of words, models, images, sketches and any other medium that can convey a concept. Submissions can be sent to For submission guidelines visit

Wally Altes, chairman of the Troy IDA and Troy LDC
Duncan Crary, writer and communications consultant
Evan Douglis, dean of RPI's School of Architecture
Jon Elbaum, executive director of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Trudy Hall, head of the Emma Willard School
Linda Hillman, president of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kathy Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive
Monica Kurzejeski, economic development coordinator for the Troy
Lisa Lewis, editor of the Troy Record
Bob McCarthy, foundation administrator of the McCarthy Charities
Fred Miller, CEO of the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
Jeff Pfeil, president of Pfeil and Company
Liza Rodriguez, project architect for TAP, Inc.
Rex Smith, VP and editor of the Times Union 
Elizabeth Young, executive director of the Troy BID

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