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Graduate students to study urban development in Beacon and Newburgh

BEACON – Graduate students from the Columbia University School of Architecture will spend the semester studying urban development opportunities in the cities of Beacon and Newburgh.

Beacon Mayor Randy Casale said regionalization and sharing of services are more important than ever for cities to make headway.

“For us to survive we would need to do that because if we are going to be a region based on agriculture and tourism, you can’t do it in one community only,” Casale said. “It has to be in a regional approach and when you look at it regionally, you have to look at transportation and you have to work together. With consolidation, you need to look at all of the options.”

The students will conduct their study and analysis under the guidance of their professor and present their findings to city officials on both sides of the Hudson.

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