DIALOGOS (Spanish for "dialogues") have been held around the United States to identify critical planning issues affecting Latino communities and Latino Planners (as an initiative of the Latinos and Planning Division of
the American Planning Association). While our proposed DIALOGO ON THE BORDER emerges from this effort, this dialogue also involves more than planning in the Texas-Mexico border; it involves other disciplines, including
Architecture, Urban Design, Construction, Engineering, and Communications and aims at discussing solutions to community challenges on border areas.
While the event will happen in the Texas-Mexico border area, it also aims at framing the discussion within a more complex view on border areas in general.
Who should participate: planners, researchers, community leaders, professors, political leaders, community and grassroots organizations, students, environmental leaders, concerned citizens, public officials, technical experts, school districts, law enforcement personnel, funding and charity organizations, and in general ALL citizens who
are interested on improving living conditions in border areas.
When is it happening: April 19-20, 2013, in Brownsville, Texas
What to expect: presentations by experts in the field, active discussions on theory and how it can be applied on real problems; best practice examples, hand-on workshops, local tours to key projects, and more!
We are working on building a diverse and supportive national network of planning, community, and policy professionals to address the many issues affecting communities around the country.
For more information and/or register, please contact Jan McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.