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The Community Design Center of Rochester (CDCR) is a non-profit organization of design professionals promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources. We do this by providing technical assistance and access to educational and training opportunities that increase awareness about the built environment, the impact of design and the importance of good urban planning. By actively engaging through partnerships in city and regional initiatives that include guiding communities in creating vision plans and encouraging community involvement in planning and developing processes, CDCR plays a critical role as an advocate for good design in the Greater Rochester Region.


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CDCR Bids Farewell to Mo Duggan and Welcomes Maria Furgiuele


Maureen "Mo" Duggan has announced that she will retire from her position as Executive Director of CDC Rochester (CDCR) at the end of the year. CDCR Board President, Paul Tankel, AIA, LEED AP and an independent university campus planner welcomed Maria Furgiuele, a former CDCR board president, who will serve as Executive Director. Furgiuele is an architect and realtor and has been actively involved in many CDCR projects over the years. She has a special interest in CDCR's educational programs including the Reshaping Rochester Series and has served as a facilitator at many community design workshops.

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