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Connections: Reshaping Rochester - How urban design can help alleviate poverty

Feb 26, 2018

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 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: