Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, February 20

Feb 20, 2019

First hour: Reshaping Rochester - What does affordable housing look like?

Second hour: Is Twitter irredeemably flawed?

We continue our series of conversations about urbanism in Rochester with participants in the Community Design Center’s Reshaping Rochester program. Klaus Philipsen is the president of ArchPlan, an architecture and urban design firm in Baltimore. He joins us for a discussion about affordable housing – what it looks like and how to achieve it in a city like Rochester. We also discuss how to revitalize neighborhoods without displacing current residents. Our guests:

  • Klaus Philipsen, president of ArchPlan, Inc.
  • Bret Garwood, chief operating officer for Home Leasing
  • Monica McCullough, founder of MM Development Advisors, Inc., and co-founder of NYWIRE (New York Women in Real Estate)

Is Twitter irredeemably flawed? A growing list of critics say yes, including a philosophy professor who told us this week that she stays off social media because it has no constructive value. Journalists have been criticized for their reporting, largely via social media, on stories like the Jussie Smollett case. But defenders of Twitter say it retains a tremendous reach and potential. So how to get the most out of it? Our guests include:

  • Emily Hessney Lynch, director of content at I Heart ROC, and freelance social media strategist
  • Veronica Volk, reporter and producer for WXXI News
  • Mona Isler, executive assistant and liaison to the board for WXXI