"Urban Placemaking: Avenues for Engagement"

Wed., July 22, noon

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Urban Placemaking: Avenues for Engagement

Lessons Learned from Inner Loop East

Join us along with C4 Center City Community Coalition, and Hinge Neighbors on Wed., July 22 at noon for a discussion on how transportation projects can include the community in their processes to influence decisions about land use and transit. This live and interactive webinar will explore the current Inner Loop North Transformation as an example, framed by "lessons learned" from the preceding Inner Loop East project.

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                                     Presented by Home Leasing

Our Reshaping Rochester webinar luncheon with Toni Griffin was attended by 165 people last month! The presentation explored design justice, and has been called timely, eye-opening, and truly inspiring. We thank Professor Griffin for taking the time to help us all begin to understand how to design a just city.

We also hosted a follow-up Community Conversation with Kate Mariner, PhD and Nana-Yaw Andoh, Assoc. AIA, CNU which can be viewed here.