Pursue priority research needs and opportunities that inform a wide range of policy and management decisions. Current work includes applied research on a variety of topics that have direct or indirect significance for land use and land use planning:
- the implementation of New York State’s Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
- energy development and transitions, including an analysis of energy lease terms
- strengthened rural-urban food marketing linkages
- local responses to contemporary environmental challenges
- the effectiveness of university engagement with local policy makers
- local government collaboration and service consolidation
CaRDI will continue to develop a research agenda focused on land use and land use change, including occasional research into the training needs of the state’s land use community. As appropriate, the results of the research will be integrated into the training curricula.