Welcome to Rochester – when are you arriving? Vicki and I will be your neighbors – we just live a few houses down from you on Castlebar Road. We have know Linda and David forever – Linda and I worked together a couple of years ago on an award winning project behind the oldest house in Rochester, the Oliver Culver Tavern.
I am an architect/urban design consultant/artist (which means retired from the building practice) and my wife is a senior researcher with the Center for Governmental Research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 34 years or so. Lots going on here – you will like it – and you are really not that far away from the Park Avenue area.
I am president of the Rochester Regional Community Design Center – we are a non-profit that promotes and advocates for good urban design for the public realm for the Rochester region. We are close to 11 years old as a group and close to 6 years as a non-profit. Check out our website at http://www.rrcdc.org. Also take note of our lecture series, Reshaping Rochester – you probably know all of the speakers.
We look forward to your coming to Rochester and have much to tell with regards to city building. Let us know when you arrive – what is your e-mail?
Very interested in meeting you and greeting you and welcoming you to this extremely fine place – one of the country’s best kept secrets.
"We stand here confronted by insurmountable opportunity."
A Working Definition
A sustainable city is one that finds the means (forms, shapes, structures and activities) to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Shock of the New…
"But an architect intent on being different may in the end prove as troubling as an over-imaginative pilot or doctor."
Alain de Botton
How to Make the Right Choice
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
"There is always an easy solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong."
H. L. Mencken
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
"A solo driver in a Ford Focus uses 600 percent more energy per person per mile than a pedestrian; a Camaro spends 1,000 percent as much. Thus, if you are going to drive, please share."
A New Chapter Begins
Welcome. We have embarked on a journey of exploration, a journey with many destinations. We invite you to join us: these pages will provide a time and place for us to share our discoveries, and for you to share your thoughts. Onward!