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Author Archives: Special to the RBJ

Pandemic forces an urban design evolution (access required)

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Larger spaces with greater flexibility, improved indoor ventilation and more outdoor walkways could be an integral part of urban design post-COVID 19, Rochester area experts say. Robert Fornataro, design director for SWBR, says the urban design process is evolving as ...

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Increasing diversity means taking a deeper dive

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Increasing workforce diversity and creating an inclusive environment produces a slew of positive results, but companies must commit to altering decades-old practices and reexamining hiring and retention practices in order to achieve a diverse and equitable workplace. Diverse workplaces not ...

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