Upcoming Events

Reshaping Rochester Lecture
with Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman and Ted Howard
June 9, 2016, 7-9pm
at Gleason Works Auditorium
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Gallery Exhibit
Reshaping Rochester Exhibition
Now on display through June 2016
@CDCR Design Gallery
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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

Get your tickets now for the final lecture in this year's Reshaping Rochester Series featuring Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman and Ted Howard!

Our series capstone event on June 9th focuses on practioners skilled in changing the face of neighborhoods, improving ecological sustainability and creating jobs.  Join us to learn how their effective, innovative approaches can improve our community.

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for more information about this lecture or to purchase tickets.

May 10th Reshaping Rochester Lecture with John Torti and Ken Doyno a wonderful success!

Thank you to all who came out to see John Torti and Ken Doyno! We were truly inspired by both speaker's presentations and hope you were, too!

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for more information about the Reshaping Rochester Series

Design Fund: Spring Application Period deadline is May 25th!

The Development/ Design fund application period is closing May 25th! Click here for more info.

DD Fund

Reshaping Rochester Exhibit on Display in CDCR Design Gallery

The Community Design Center Rochester presents Balancing the Scales: Equity by Design, a sign board exhibition that asks us to consider the question: "How can we design a more equitable city?" This exhibit highlights ground-breaking solutions from this year's guest speakers in the areas of housing, transportation, health and safety, and the economy that impact the quality of life for everyone. On display through June 2016. Click here for more info.