Urban Work Webinar Series: Session II

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.


The 2nd edition of our webinar series 'Urban Work' together with the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies.