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Coming up on Connections: Monday, February 26

Feb 26, 2018

First hour: Reshaping Rochester - How urban design can help alleviate poverty

Second hour: The state of winemaking in the Finger Lakes Region

How can urban design help alleviate poverty? It’s a question that informs the work of Katie Swenson, the vice president of National Design Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners in Boston. Swenson is a national leader in sustainable design for low-income communities. She and her team work with architects dedicated to social activism. This hour, we’ll discuss the history of urban development, its roots in segregation, and how to incorporate community planning models that emphasize dignity for all residents. Our guests:

  • Katie Swenson, vice president of National Design Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Eugenio Marlin, executive vice president of Ibero-American Development Corporation
  • Bret Garwood, chief operating office for Home Leasing

Cornell is getting ready to host its annual Business, Enology and Viticulture Symposium. We’ll have a conversation about the state of winemaking in a region that is dealing with everything from climate change to tightening resources. What is the future of winemaking for the region? Our guests weigh in:

  • Anna Katharine Mansfield, associate professor of enology for Cornell AgriTech at the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva
  • Hans Walter-Peterson, team leader and viticulture extension specialist with the Finger Lakes Grape Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Dave Wiemann, vineyard manager at Sheldrake Point Winery in Ovid, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake
  • Kelby Russell, head winemaker for Red Newt Cellars