Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

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December 21, 2009, 5am PST
Understanding the needs of ethnic minorities is critical for contemporary working planners, says Leonardo Vasquez, AICP/PP.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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November 10, 2008, 5am PST
If the Frederick Law Olmsted of 1857 offered to plan and manage your city’s central park, you probably wouldn’t hire him. The 35-year-old then was a farmer, journalist and former sailor with no formal training in architecture, engineering or any related field. Though he didn’t have much technical expertise, he had great leadership skills. Those gave him the opportunity to succeed, and helped him become successful, according to Leonardo Vazquez.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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September 8, 2008, 5am PDT
Leonardo Vázquez, AICP/PP, applauds recent changes to the AICP Certification Maintenance Program that reduce costs and improve access.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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April 21, 2008, 5am PDT
The continuing education program of the American Planning Association's American Institute of Certified Planners has stirred much controversy amongst members, educators and officials. Many agree the system's flaws need to be addressed. But where is the public discussion?
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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April 11, 2007, 10am PDT
When membership is not much more than a subscription and decisions are made with little group input, the APA needs to adjust the way it interacts with its members, according to self-proclaimed "APA lifer" Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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February 26, 2007, 8am PST
With the Latino population growing tremendously, it's time to begin addressing the shortcomings in the practice of planning regarding this key demographic.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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January 2, 2007, 8am PST
Though the program has good intentions, APA's proposal for mandatory continuing education could just encourage more planners to attend the National Planning Conference than to actually get more training.
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September 18, 2006, 7am PDT
In many ways, a successful urban planner is first and foremost a leader, yet far too many professionals lack the ability to lead, and ignore the importance of cultivating good leadership skills.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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August 7, 2006, 7am PDT
New Urbanists and pro-property rights advocates have made good use of both allegory and myth to capture the attention of planners and the public.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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June 5, 2006, 7am PDT

Want to get cleaner businesses that pay high wages and attract better retail? Think greenways and culture before tax breaks and roads.

Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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February 20, 2006, 7am PST

On this President's Day, are you stuck in traffic from your exurban house to the sale at the local Hummer dealer? It's Thomas Jefferson's fault.

Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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November 7, 2005, 7am PST

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 devastate

Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
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May 23, 2005, 12am PDT
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?
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP