Thursday, May 4, 2017

Meet us at American Planning Association national conference

By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

The American Planning Association is holding its National Planning Conference May 6 to May 9 in New York, and we'll be leading or participating in several sessions.  Meet with NCCP's Executive
Director Leonardo Vazquez at any of these sessions and events (or schedule another time to meet with him at the conference.)

Saturday, May 6

Leonardo Vazquez
10:45 am - noon:  Creative Placemaking from the Community Up

2:30 - 3:45 pm:  Cultural Competency in Planning. Leo will be leading a free-flowing conversation on how creative placemaking can help planners engage with and serve culturally diverse communities, and how planners can learn more about diverse communities through local arts and culture.

Sunday, May 7

1 - 2:15 pm: Professional Development Tips for Latino Planners. Leo will be leading a facilitated discussion to help planners of Latino/Hispanic heritage advance in their careers.

2:30 - 3:45 pm: Tactical Urbanism: People and Pavement

5 - 7:30 pm: Arts and Planning Interest Group/ArtPlace America Joint Event, Meeting and Reception

6:30 - 8:30 pm: APA NYMetro, New Jersey and Connecticut chapters Local Reception

Monday, May 8

8 am - noon: Exploring Latino Placemaking in Washington Heights. Leo will be co-leading a neighborhood walking tour, and exploring the role of arts and culture in placemaking in the community.

1 - 1:15 pm: Planning Healthy Cities Through Placemaking and Public Art

6 - 7:30 pm: Latinos and Planning Division Business Meeting

If you're not planning to be at any of these sessions or events, please feel free to contact Leo by email or at 973-763-6352 to meet with him at the conference

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