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Reshaping Rochester Lecture
"Street Smart"
Victor Dover
January 28th, 7-9pm at Gleason Works
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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

Now Announcing: Reshaping Rochester 10 Line-up!

Reshaping Rochester is back! Be sure to mark your calendars for this EXCITING blue-ribbon roster of innovative thinkers, practitioners and leaders! ...read more


Development Design Fund Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Beechwood Neighbors Greenhouse Collaborative and the Ibero - American Development Corporation! THANK YOU to all of the applicants in this cycle. The decision was a difficult one as it was our most competitive group of applications to date. Stay tuned for updates on these and our other ongoing projects and keep an eye out for information about our next grant cycle in spring 2015. ...read more about the winners

DD Fund