A Project of American Planning Associaition International Division

For Planners and Latino Community to
Work Better Together

We try to do one two things

1.  Help planners better engage and learn from Latino communities.
2.  Provide people with the knowledge for more effective participation in the planning process.

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Urban planners help communities create a vision and develop a plan to achieve that vision. Planners try to provide good advice based on their experience and knowledge.

Spanish for Planners

Involvement Strategies

Latino Communities in the U.S

Urban Planning in LATAM Countries



Latinos are diverse. They are a cultural and ethnic group, not a race. Latinos are brown, black, white, yellow, and all the beautiful hues in between.  - "The Power of Latino Leadership"

Participation Guide (USA)

Types of Urban Planning

Urban Planning Issues

Sustainability and Community Resilience

Who we are

We are volunteers believing that meaningful community participation is the essence of good planning. Some of us are professional planners; some are urban planning educators and scholars; and some are planning school students.

Meet Our Team

There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.

- Jane Jacobs

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.

- Margaret J. Wheatley

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

- Mather Teresa

We don't want a plan based on land uses. We want a plan based on experiences. Who visits downtown to see land uses?

- Mitchell Silver

Growth for the sake of growth, is the ideology of the cancer cell.

– Edward Abbey