Urban Work Webinar Series: Session II
Let's cultivate connections: With Tricia Hackett (IURC) and James Rojas (Place IT! and Latino Urban Forum) we discuss how to invent and create our own jobs, how to establish new bodies of urban knowledge, how to promote more just cities & much more!
Tricia Hackett is a Senior Urban Sustainability Expert with the new EU-funded International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme in the North America and Latin America regions. Tricia has extensive global expertise in city-level knowledge transfer partnerships, EU-funded projects, public policy (i.e. sustainable mobility planning, social inclusion, effective governance and urban resilience), participatory methodologies, public sector innovation, evaluation and social impact, action research, action learning, management and organisational development. She has worked in/with 60+ cities across Europe, Latin American, North America and Asia. Until recently, she was the Sustainable Urban Development Advisor with the EU-funded International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Programme in the North America Region and an Urban Planning Expert with GIZ for the Global IUC programme. She has an MSc in Urban Development Planning from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL.
James Rojas is a Latinx urban planner-artist. For the past 30 years James Rojas have been documenting the ways in which Latinos are transforming the US suburban environment to fit their needs. He has become one of the few US recognized experts on this topic and has written and lectured extensively on how culture and immigration are transforming the American landscape. He is the founder of the Latino Urban Forum, an advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of planning and design issues facing low-income Latinos. He has also developed Place It!, an hands-on community engagement practice that uses storytelling, objects, and play to help Latinos and others to reflect, collaborate, and find their core values based on their memory, sensory experiences, needs, and aspirations. Currently he and John Kamp are writing a book for Island Press on community engagement.