Author Archives: Special to the RBJ

Pandemic forces an urban design evolution (access required)


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

Kevin Beckford (File photo)

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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