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Community and Regional Development Institute 2017

Dear RSA Members,

The Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) is hosting its annual Community Development Institute on Thursday/Friday September 28 and 29, 2017. The theme of this year’s event is Building Sustainable Communities: Global Forces, Local Focus. I have attached a flyer, and a brief article appeared in the Cornell Chronicle recently:

CaRDI seeks to integrate the important and often difficult work that you do in your schools and communities with the latest research and policy perspectives. The September CDI event will be successful only if we have a strong showing of practitioners and community stakeholders to engage in these issue-based discussions. Some of your colleagues (John Sipple – Cornell; Larry Spring – Schenectady City Schools Superintendent) will be formal panel presenters, but we really need you to attend and be active participants! The session on “Inequality” will focus on income and educational inequality in NYS, but we hope that you will find the other sessions of interest as well. The draft agenda can be viewed via our website at

To assist you in attending this event, we would like to offer a reduced registration rate of $60 for the two day event. This covers meals from Thursday morning through Friday lunch – including a dinner at the Cornell Robert Trent Jones Golf Course – Moakley House.

Registration must be completed by next Friday, September 22nd. If you are interested, you will need to contact us directly and then we will send you the link to access the special reduced rate.

We hope you will take us up on our offer and join us in late September!

Please contact my colleague Robin Blakely-Armitage directly ( with any questions you might have, and if you would like to register for this event through this special RSA offer!
We look forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks!

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