How To Avoid The Dreaded Lull

by Christopher Dunne It happens to every project: some meetings have been held, your existing conditions have been documented and your technical team is ready to roll up their sleeves,…

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfice-tion?

By Tanya Zwahlen As past blog posts suggest, I have a love of portmanteaus. Few are as useful as this one from the world of behavioral economics and management science: “satisficing.”…

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Our Core Values

by Tanya Zwahlen Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization that guide behavior and help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Values reflect who we are,…

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Lofty Learning

by Susan Hopkins The Highland team held an in-house training this morning (in the conference loft) to review and refresh some of the foundations of our work, including promises and…

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Open House Highlights

by Tanya Zwahlen When you live in Western NY, you need reasons to congregate in the winter. It's gray, it's cold, it's depressing. And you don't run into anyone unless…

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Swillburger/Playhouse Opens at Last

by Tanya Zwahlen The Swillburger/Playhouse opened at 4PM on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015. This wonderful, amazing, momentous occasion marked the completion of the redevelopment of 820 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY. The building…

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Future Home of Highland Planning

It was another great week at Highland Planning. We advertised the Senior Planner position and received several applications; participated in walkability audits in Bergen and Avon; facilitated a well-attended public meeting in the Parkside…

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