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roc the riverway

Governor Cuomo recently announced 13 projects he says will transform the Genesee River waterfront. The projects are part of the ROC the Riverway initiative, which aims to revitalize Rochester’s underutilized waterfront space.

This hour, we get an update on the initiative and its potential impact on tourism and economic investment in our area. We also take a deep dive into the projects the governor selected for state funding. In studio:

  • Anne Kress, co-chair of the ROC the Riverway Advisory Panel and president of Monroe Community College
  • Alex Yudelson, chief of staff for the City of Rochester
  • Shawn Dunwoody, member of the ROC the Riverway Advisory Panel, and local artist and entrepreneur

This hour, we get an update on the EcoDistrict -- Greentopia's green vision for High Falls and the surrounding area. We discuss a series of new projects designed to increase biodiversity and walkability in the area, as well as the impact environmental education can have in urban design.

Our guests:

  • Lisa Baron, board chair for Greentopia
  • Pamela Reed Sanchez, president and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society
  • Rachel Walsh, EcoDistrict program director at Greentopia