Follow Friday – February 11, 2011

It seems like this week was pretty busy for everybody. But I did manage to catch up with some old friends already featured here, including Amber Rampino, Clark Dever, and the guy who kicked this whole thing off, Paul Gebel. And also meet one new one:


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Stevan Stipanovich (@thestip)
Steve is a Buffalonian living in Rochester that I never would have met if it weren’t for a Rochesterian living in Buffalo who is now living back in Rochester. If that makes any sense. Steve is a project manager at Excellus who’s been involved in Voice of the Customer initiatives as well as social media and employee development projects. But his formal education and real passion is urban planning. In that capacity, he’s been involved in various improvement projects in Buffalo, including the Artspace/Midtown Neighborhood plan and Black Rock Riverside Good Neighbors Planning Alliance. The Black Rock project won an American Planning Association award and construction on that park (called Black River Canal Park on the Niagara River) will begin this summer, 2011. Steve’s pleased to be living in Rochester whose government he says, “truly ‘gets’ urban design”.