Parcel 5: a historic opportunity

Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed a number of Rochester’s parks, understood the role that public space could play in nurturing a more democratic society that is based on freedom and equality. We need a transparent and inclusive approach to deciding the future of the former Midtown parcel.

A closer look at student performance in city schools

Within upstate urban school districts, there are relatively large differences between the best- and worst-performing schools. In Rochester, some charter schools—but not all—outperform those operated by school districts.

A serious flaw in Rochester 2034

One goal of the new draft comprehensive plan is to make neighborhoods more vibrant by increased residential density. But unless parking requirements are maintained, this would drive out higher-income residents who can afford the oversize 19th century homes that lend character to center city.

The way forward for upstate businesses

Deindustrialization left our region with a rich and storied history, but no clear path to the future. Now, the founders of globally competitive local companies are showing how to leverage the research and talent that sets upstate apart.

Why we need business leadership more than ever

Most MBA programs reflect the rational and scientific management theories of the 20th century. In the new era of disruptive change, however, competitive advantage lies with maximizing human potential in organizations through leadership.

Education, economic status and student performance

Socioeconomic factors explain most of the differences in student performance between school districts—but not all. Even with these factors taken into account, school districts in Rochester and other large New York cities underperform.

Trees belong on the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a unique and priceless public resource that deserves a thoughtful, creative, and inclusive management plan—one that preserves and restores the scenic, shady canal path.