Engaging Hispanic Residents in Community Planning Processes

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Monday, March 6, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST

madison, WI, United States

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This event will feature a facilitated panel discussion, including opportunity for audience questions, followed by small group discussions on the same topic.  The panel will include 3-4 Hispanic planners and community leaders with experience engaging and involving Hispanic residents in local community planning processes.  Participants will learn more about the language, cultural, economic and legal barriers to effective engagement and involvement of Hispanic stakeholders, and strategies to overcome those barriers.


Angela Puerta

Angela Puerta is a Neighborhood Planner for the City of Madison. She is originally from Colombia, where she worked as an architect. Angela’s main role as a planner for the City of Madison is to develop neighborhood plans and work on community outreach to those who are from under-represented ... Read More

Jason Valerius

Jason Valerius (facilitator) is a planning consultant with MSA Professional Services, Inc. and represents southwest Wisconsin planners on the APA-WI Board of Directors. In his varied local planning work across the Midwest he designs and implements public engagement processes, including facilitation of public meetings Read More

Alfonso Morales

Alfonso Morales is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UW-Madison. He studies food systems, public marketplaces, and street vendors, and the role and function that they serve in economic development. Using an innovative blend of the disciplines of sociology and urban planning, Morales offers practical ... Read More

Contact Info

Jason Valerius, jvalerius@msa-ps.com