2020 Reshaping Rochester Kick-off Lecture with Jennifer Vey
January 29, 2020
6pm at Gleason Works

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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.


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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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Reshaping Rochester is back!

To commemorate Rochester's unique history in the women's suffrage movement, along with the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and Susan B. Anthony's 200th birthday, we have invited women of vision from across the country to share their expertise with our community.

Kicking off the Series is Baltimore's Jennifer Vey on January 29!

Join a discussion of transformative placemaking and Rochester's 2034 Comprehensive Plan!

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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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On November 14th, we celebrated another successful Awards Luncheon! Congratulations to all nominees, eternal gratitude to our volunteers, and a big thank you to all who came out to celebrate the people and projects advancing our community.