Check out this new documentary about Buffalo, NY (Buffalo is 2 hours from Geneva). The film features comments and reflections from local citizens about their city. As of yet, I haven’t had a chance to spend much time in Buffalo, but I’m keen to go and explore. From what little I know, it really seems like a city of contrasts (e.g. some renewal and some decrepitude).
Recently, Governor Cuomo asked 10 regions in NY State to compete for millions of dollars in economic development funds by creating a regional economic development plan (see here for more info). Of the plans that I’ve scanned, the one for Buffalo impressed me the most. It was the only plan that clearly recognized the link between sustainable development, livable communities and economic growth. My sense is that something exciting is percolating in Buffalo.