“Planning Home” and the Latino Home

APA Latinos and Planning Division


Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

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In cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, Latino communities are undergoing gentrification. Gentrification is often times driven by policies focused on smart growth, infill and transit-oriented development, and densification as well as other planning approaches intended to encourage rehabilitation, walkability, and more livable neighborhoods. These redevelopment tools often result in increased property values but at the expense of the subsequent involuntary displacement of low income residents and businesses.

As an organization-wide initiative, Planning Home aims to reshape the narrative and focus on the innovative approaches addressing the national housing crisis. Affordability isn't the only issue Latino neighborhoods face. There are other issues such as displacement, access to resources, community disintegration and other impacts that are upheaving the Latino Home.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will learn about how Latino planners can develop strategies, policies, plans, and development to enhance, preserve, and protect Latino neighborhoods through municipal zoning codes and participatory planning processes.
  2. They will learn about some of the nation's top cases of gentrification — Humboldt Park in Chicago, and the Mission District in San Francisco — and be informed about a range of planning tools used in these communities.
  3. An extended question-and-answer period at the close of the session will provide attendees with an opportunity to engage panelists in an in-depth dialog about these challenges and possible solutions.

Webinar fee

  • Join the Latinos and Planning Division before registering and your webinar is FREE!
  • Individual rate (one person/registration fee per computer): FREE for PLD member; $30 non-member.
  • Group rate (one registration fee allows any number of people to watch from one computer): $140


Online registration will close on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

For registration questions e-mail confregistration@planning.org or call 312-334-1250.


Dairo Romero

Confirmed Speaker

Dairo Romero brings 10 years of experience in community organizing and planning, in addition to being a long-time Mission Resident. His expertise and passion for empowering community members in the development process generates support for proposed projects. Much of Dairo’s work focuses on engaging Latino/a, working- class families ... Read More

Jose Acosta-Cordova

Confirmed Speaker

José Acosta-Córdova is the Environmental Planning and Research Organizer at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the South Valley, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His roots in Chicago date back to the 1950’s, when his family first arrived in the city from ... Read More

Ivis Garcia, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ivis Garcia is originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Garcia is an urban planner with a long history of working with and for low-income communities throughout the nation including Albuquerque, New Mexico, the San Francisco bay Area, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Ivis is currently a professor at the University of ... Read More

Contact Info

Edna Ledesma, ednaledesma@gmail.com