10/15 - Register Now! Live Viewing of LAP Webinar: Engagement Techniques for Latino Communities (CM | 1.5)

October 3, 2019

The APA-IL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, with our sponsor DePaul’s Chaddick Institute, will be hosting a live viewing of the Engagement Techniques for Latino Communities webinar on 10/15. This panel is about how planners can learn to tap into this energy to activate and engage Latinos in planning processes. This is the 4th webinar in the LAP webinar series examining critical issues in planning for Latino communities.


Engagement Techniques for Latino Communities
APA Latinos and Planning Division
APA Event #9178635
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
CM | 1.50



  • 1:00 Doors open, networking

  • 1:30 - 3:00 Webinar

  • 3:30 - Post-webinar Discussion (optional)


Viewing at Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, located on DePaul University's Loop Campus in downtown Chicago. 14 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600, in downtown Chicago (the northeast corner of Jackson and State three blocks from the Art Institute of Chicago). Take the elevator to the 16th floor and turn left. 



  • $15 Non-APA-IL Members

  • $10 APA-IL Members

  • Free for Students & Educators

  • Scholarships available. Contact diversity@ilapa.org


Latino communities often take community development into their own hands with active placemaking often referred to as ‘Latino urbanism.’ This panel is about how planners can learn to tap into this energy to activate and engage Latinos in planning processes. 


Latino communities marginalized by planning processes often take community development into their own hands, particularly where policies like redlining and urban renewal interfere with robust economic and community development. Serving the internal needs of Latino communities, these activities include creating small, locally owned businesses, high levels of pedestrian activity, street vending and home-based selling, high density housing and accessory dwelling units, socially engaged front yards, and intense use of public space.


H. Fernando Burga. Fernando Burga is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. His research, teaching and service focus on immigration in urban planning with an emphasis on Latino immigrants incorporation and food systems.

James Rojas. James Rojas is an urban planner, community activist, and artist. He has developed an innovative public-engagement and community-visioning method that uses art-making as its medium. 


Christina Patiño Houle. Christina Patino Sukhgian Houle’s practice places special emphasis on issues of equity, decolonization of the imagination and productive fictions. She has created work for The Second City Chicago (IL), Movement Research (NY) and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (NY) .

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