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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(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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We’re Certifiable

by Christopher Dunne We’re excited to announce that we are officially certified as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts! As some of you may know,…

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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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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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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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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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