Switch It Up

by Jen Topa ​Sometimes you need to switch it up!  On Tuesday, October 8th, we swapped our typical meeting venue for Downtown Grind, a beautiful cafe on North Main Street in…

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Lead With Engagement

by Susan Hopkins and Tanya Zwahlen Before we became focused on community engagement, we were planners working on transportation, economic development, and community revitalization projects. We’ve done our fair share…

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Placemaking With Playful Sidewalks

by Tanya Zwahlen Last weekend, Jen Topa helped to organize, advertise, and orchestrate a sidewalk painting event on South Clinton Avenue as part of our contract with the City of Rochester…

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Public Engagement In The Elements

by Christopher Dunne ​​Mother Nature doesn’t care about your community outreach. That’s the impression we’ve gotten this spring from our public engagement efforts around Reimagine RTS, Monroe County’s transit system redesign…

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Making The Technical Engaging

By Christopher Dunne and M. André Primus We have a lot of specialized technical knowledge about planning, transportation, and commercial redevelopment between the five of us here at Highland Planning.…

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Planting Business Association

by M. Andre Primus We are once again working as the Street Liaisons for the NW and SE quadrants of Rochester. As Street Liaisons, we work to increase investment and…

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Re:Main Social in Downtown Rochester

by Tanya Zwahlen In 2016, Rochester received a Rose Fellowship, a year-long study to help cities develop and advance land use policies that will stimulate creative, efficient, practical and sustainable policies to…

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