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Alfred State College

Planning for Quality of Life: Cuba, NY
(First participated in 2010)

Alfred State College is located in Allegany County, one of the poorest counties in New York State. The small rural communities in this county need assistance in developing master plans and creating a vision for improvement. Students were assigned a town (or town/village/hamlet combination) and photographically documented examples of each of their assigned area(s) of focus.  The photos were enhanced to clearly illustrate each of the physical characteristics and were presented along with suitable (and enhanced) site plans in a PowerPoint presentation.  A SWOT Analysis was also included that outlines the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in each area.  Working individually and in small groups, students thoroughly researched and documented the subject area, completed a site analysis report, generated conceptual ideas, and compiled the information generated into a comprehensive master plan for presentation.

Final Report

Student Participants: Joe McNinch, Ryan Merry, Eric Rosintoski, Eric Wood, Austin Ingerick, Abraham Ruiz, Kevin White and Jamie Wolbert

Faculty: Craig Clark and Rex Simpson

Contact Information:
Craig R Clark, PE
Dean of Applied Technology
Alfred State College
Alfred New York 1482

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