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March 2024 Meeting Summary

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Hi all,

Thanks for a great March meeting of the Syracuse Urbanism Club! We continue to grow and make change, and we just surpassed 160 members this week. Below is a photo of our meeting, showcasing record-breaking attendance!

We started by discussing upcoming events. To view or subscribe to our events calendar, visit One of the events we highlighted was our May meeting, at which we’ll chat with Thomas Bardenett and Meghan Vitale from the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council about their Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Don’t miss it!

Next, we held an election for new board members. We’ll be announcing results soon.

We followed the board election with our City Map Charrette activity. We split the meeting up into four groups, each of which brainstormed urbanist ideas by drawing and writing over large maps of the city. We plan to use some of these ideas to help set our direction as an organization going forward. Here are some images resulting from this exercise:

After the City Map Charrette, we split into two working groups: one for Safe Bike / Pedestrian Infrastructure and one for Mini Meadows. The bike / pedestrian team announced Syracuse Urbanism Club’s bike plan. The Mini Meadows team discussed locations for planting meadows and wildflowers in Syracuse as well as what seed mixes we’ll use.

We’ve made some updates to our website, including making it easier to learn about our ongoing projects and reach out to their project managers. Visit to see the updates.

In recent news, check out both articles below for media coverage of the Syracuse Urbanism Club!

Call to Action:

  • If you’d like to join one of our project teams, send an email to The project teams include the SWAG Bike Fest, Mini Meadows, Onondaga Creekwalk Wayfinding, Safe Bike/Pedestrian Infrastructure, and our social media team. You can learn more about these and other projects and reach out to their project managers at
  • If you’re a project manager, send a project update blurb, ideally with a photo, to by the end of Monday with the subject “Newsletter”. This is for our monthly newsletter.


Baxter Hankin

Chair of the Syracuse Urbanism Club