The Stakeholders Institute invites you to a special open session of their successful program.  This event will feature a conversation with Todd Fabozzi, an urbanist, social ecologist andlong-time advocate of sustainable design. Fabozzi is an accomplished writer and has lectured extensively on suburban sprawl and its consequences. Attendees will also examine excerpts from Megamall (2009), a story of money, powerl and politics that explores the contravery behind one of the country’s biggest shopping malls, the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY.

WHO: The Stakeholders Institute

WHAT:  Urban Neglect and Development of the Capital Region

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Opalka Gallery at Sage College, 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany NY 12208 (Click here for directions to the Sage Albany Campus)

HOW: RSVP to Michael Weidrich at

About the Speaker:

Todd Fabozzi is an urbanist, social ecologist, writer, teacher and drummer. As a long-time advocate of sustainable design, he has lectured extensively on suburban sprawl and its consequences. He’s written numerous urban planning and watershed protection studies; is an expert on the use of Geographic Information Systems; has taught in classrooms from elementary to graduate school; and has been performing and recording as a drummer and percussionist for over thirty-five years. He lives in the city of Amsterdam, NY, where he was born in 1963.