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  • Community Revitalization | Mixed Land Uses

    Making the Case for Mixed-Use, Sub-Urbanism

    Urban centers are experiencing a renaissance. Explore the changing preferences that are driving jobs away from suburban auto-oriented business parks to mixed-use “urban” centers—and how “sub-urbanism” (or the urbanization of suburbs) can change the competitive position of the suburbs. Learn how to establish a new urban structure that works in a suburban setting.
  • Planning Methods and Tools | Public Participation | Social Justice and Equity


    The original purpose behind all the Diálogos was to set a national agenda for planning for Latinos in the U.S. and to ultimately provide a tool for Latino planners. Diálogos is a bottom-up approach that provides a platform for those voices of communities to be heard, and pathway to bring them to the planning table.
  • Planning Methods and Tools | Public Participation | Social Justice and Equity

    Addressing Cultural Divides

    Lack of information in Spanish and cultural divides often keep Latinos away from the public planning process. Engagement with Latino communities is very weak or non-existent in many places. How can we better connect with Latino communities in the cities we work with to ensure they are an active voice in decision-making?



APA president Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, chats with John Porcari, president of Advisory Services for WSP and former deputy secretary at U.S. DOT, about the road to recovery and the essential role of planners in restoring our economy and rebuilding communities.