Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President of Policy, Transportation, and Community Development at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago will be in Rochester this Wednesday, May 13, to discuss neighborhood revitalization and the importance of transit-oriented development. RocSubway followers do not want to miss this event. It’s also the final lecture in this series entitled Reshaping Rochester hosted by the Rochester Regional Community Design Center .
UPDATE: Listen to the lecture here…
Jacky Grimshaw has led an inspiring career in the area of public policy, and more currently, transit-oriented development. She has passionately contributed to the sustainability movement in the economic, social, and environmental realms. She inspires us to return to a more human-scale lifestyle and retreat from the suburban sprawl that has dominated planning initiatives of the last century. Grimshaw is also an advocate for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) as a solution to the growing problems of global warming and peak oil. TOD works towards the creation of compact, walkable communities centered around high quality train systems, improving the quality of life without the dependence on cars. Let’s take notes Rochester!
Vice President of Policy, Transportation, and Community Development at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
“Neighborhood Revitalization & the Importance of Transit-Oriented Development”
Wednesday, May 13, 7-9 pm
The Coptic Monastery of St. Shenouda (formerly Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church)
270 W. Main St.
General Public: $15/advance, $20/door
Students: $8/advance, $10/door with ID
WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE
RRCDC (585.271.0520), 1115 E. Main St. (at N. Goodman) or online at www.rrcdc.org . Also available at Parkleigh (Park & S. Goodman), all Wegmans locations.
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