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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Public Meeting Design 101

by Tanya Zwahlen Last month, the City of Rochester called André and I for help with public engagement on a project related to the relocation of the police station in…

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Highlights From NPC18

by Tanya Zwahlen Last week, Sue and I joined 5,700 of our fellow planners in New Orleans for the 2018 National Planning Conference (NPC18). It was great to be in…

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Ecodistrict Launches With a Party

by M. André Primus This fall, Highland Planning organized and staffed an EcoDistrict Launch event with our partners at Greentopia to celebrate the completion of the EcoDistrict Plan. The event marked the…

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Economic Empowerment Pt 1

Redefining Economic Development through Public Engagement  Economic development can be intimidating. There is a reason we don’t see charrettes or mobile workshops or photo contests devoted to topics like “evaluating…

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Go to Them and K.i.s.s.

by Tanya Zwahlen I'm on my way back from the American Planning Association conference in New York right now. By Amtrak train. Which means I've got time to kill. Like…

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Rochester’s First Ecodistrict

by M. André Primus One of the more exciting projects we have had the opportunity to work on lately is the Greentopia EcoDistrict. Last month, we held our first public…

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