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LECTURE | Reshaping Rochester: "Walkable City" 

On Tuesday, January 21, Rochester Regional Community Design Center is kicking off the 2014 edition of its annual "Reshaping Rochester" lecture series with a talk by Jeff Speck, a city planner and architect. Speck is the author of "The Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time," which will be the topic of his 7 p.m. talk at First Universalist Church or Rochester (150 S. Clinton Ave.). Tickets are $15 and available by visiting, where you can learn about the following lectures in the series.

Speck will also offer a public workshop on creating walkable communities the following morning, Wednesday, January 22, 8-10 a.m., at the Gleason Auditorium at the Rochester Central Library (115 South Ave.). The workshop is free, but registration is required. Email to reserve your spot. For more information on Speck's work, you can visit his website at


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