Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

Understanding the needs of ethnic minorities is critical for contemporary working planners, says Leonardo Vasquez, AICP/PP. Exclusive
Dec 21, 2009  By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
Planners from around the country have already descended on the Gulf Coast region, beginning a series of charrettes to shape the future of land use and community development in the devastated region. Yet are the local residents -- especially those who need the most help -- ready to make plans? Leonardo Vazquez argues that more careful, long-term planning is needed to ensure that current residents and refugees alike are given the stake and voice they need in the rebuilding efforts. Exclusive
Nov 7, 2005  By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
If we as planners don't do better in defining ourselves, we risk being seen as irrelevant and superfluous, writes Leonardo Vazquez. Do planners assure their own powerlessness by ignoring those in power? Exclusive
May 23, 2005  By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP