Panel on Public Engagement

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9 p.m. EDT

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Pittsburgh is planning for its future on many fronts, with a range of approaches to ensure that the people who live, work, and learn here are engaged in shaping the future of the City. At this panel, experts from across the country and from Pittsburgh will discuss lessons learned and opportunities for incorporating meaningful and equitable public engagement in the Comprehensive Planning process.


Julia Lindgren

Invited Speaker

Julia Lindgren has extensive experience working in community engaged design and planning. As a trained architect, she believes that design can serve as a catalyst to enhance livability for all communities, particularly those with limited resources. Most recently, Julia worked as a Designer at Interface Studio Architects in Philadelphia where ... Read More

Gabriel Halili

Invited Speaker

Gabriel is an architect and urban planner with experience in design, community engagement, and advocacy. Before Hester Street, Gabo was a project manager at the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) working on urban planning, preservation, policy, and community education. He was also part of MAS’s Livable Neighborhoods ... Read More

Patrice Carroll

Invited Speaker

Patrice was the Project Manager for Seattle 2035, the update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and is currently working with several communities to update design guidelines and develop a community plan for an area surrounding an infill light rail station. Before coming to Seattle, Patrice worked as a planner ... Read More

Matt Dugan

Invited Speaker

Matt Dugan worked on the staff team to create Imagine Austin, the city’s first comprehensive plan in 30 years, and is now working on implementing it. He takes a comprehensive approach to developing plans and codes by analyzing economic, social and infrastructure issues regarding the built and natural environments ... Read More

James Rojas

Invited Speaker

James is an urban planner, community activist, and artist. He has developed an innovative public-engagement and community-visioning method that uses art-making as its medium. Through this method he has engaged thousands of people by facilitating over four hundred workshops and building over fifty interactive models around the world - from the ... Read More

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