Reshaping Rochester

"Food Equity by Design"
with Dr. Samina Raja (PhD)

April 27th at 12:00pm on Zoom

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Our Mission


The CDCR promotes the creation of vibrant, equitable, and resilient communities by engaging, educating, and empowering stakeholders in crafting purposeful design.


To be the recognized leader of quality community planning and design, catalyzing improvements in the public realm and championing citizen engagement in the process. (Previously Adopted)

Why we exist:

Life is better in well designed spaces because how well we build impacts how well we live.


We conduct ourselves by displaying values you can see.  The Community Design Center of Rochester is dedicated to demonstrating:

·         Integrity through honesty and strong moral principles

·         Respect for the importance of the public realm.

·         Leadership in ways that empower those we work with

·         Openness through listening and being welcome to different perspectives

·         Inclusivity by welcoming a diverse representation of ideas

·         Independence by presenting our views with fairness and objectivity

·         Design Excellence grounded in sound planning and architectural principles

·         Civic engagement through education, advocacy, and facilitation

·         Opportunity with the spirit of possibility

·         Transparency in a manner that builds trust

·         Collaboration with community partners and stakeholders





                     News & Events


"Food Equity by Design"
Reshaping Rochester continues!

Joins us for our next virtual presentation featuring

Dr. Samina Raja (PhD) | Buffalo, NY

(Founder & Director, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at University at Buffalo)

Wednesday, April 27th at 12:00pm via ZOOM

More information here




We're seeking a dynamic, motivated, and passionate individual to serve as our next Executive Director!  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the chief executive and administrative officer of CDCR.  The Executive Director has overall operational and financial responsibility for operations of the organization, including managing programs, external relationships, staff, and volunteers to implement CDCR's mission and strategic plan.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for anyone who values purposeful design and engagement, and would like to work with community stakeholders to improve the Greater Rochester region!


Learn more & apply today: https://conta.cc/36UyAYl

(Applications accepted on a rolling basis until ideal candidate is found.)