2020 Reshaping Rochester Lecture with Meg O'Connell
Wed., March 25, 2020

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CDCR is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Our Mission

The Community Design Center of Rochester (CDCR) is a non-profit organization of design professionals promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources. We do this by providing technical assistance and access to educational and training opportunities that increase awareness about the built environment, the impact of design and the importance of good urban planning. By actively engaging through partnerships in city and regional initiatives that include guiding communities in creating vision plans and encouraging community involvement in planning and developing processes, CDCR plays a critical role as an advocate for good design in the Greater Rochester Region.

News & Events


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March Lecture Postponed

In light of Monroe County's recommendations for gatherings of more than 50 people, we have decided to postpone the 3/25 lecture & related events. We recognize & value the importance of our community's health, & concur with the County's policy.

We intend to reschedule our March events for the fall, & are exploring interactive streaming options for the 4/22 lecture. The 5/20 luncheon is currently proceeding as planned, though we have a back-up date held in June in case that becomes necessary.




                                      Accepting Nominations!

The CDCR is officially instituting a rolling admissions policy for Awards! Starting this year, you will be able to submit the projects and people that you think are reshaping our region for an award between 3/11/20 and 9/11/20. Nominate now!

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A time of giving

We are asking for your support to help the CDCR continue the valuable work of giving community residents, stakeholders, & decision makers an informed voice in the revitalization of our neighborhoods, and creating unique places in the cities, villages, & towns throughout our region. We are hoping to raise $10,000 to keep the lecture series and our array of community charrettes going through 2020. A financial gift from you will be a big help in reaching our goal.

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