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Jonathan Pacheo Bell

Tue, Nov 29    1:15pm

Embedded Planning is Worth The Struggle

Lecture by Jonathan Pacheo Bell, a practicing urban planner based in Pasadena, CA. He has 20 years of professional experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors spanning the fields of urban planning, architecture, labor organizing, and community libraries. He comes to Cal Poly Pomona Urban & Regional Planning with expertise in community engagement, participatory planning and design, inclusive public space, General, Specific, Community and Vision Plans, code enforcement, zoning ordinances, planning studies, policy writing, and project management.During his time as an LA County planner in South Central LA, Jonathan created Embedded Planning. The praxis situates the work of planners on the street-level – not behind a desk – to increase equity and participation for historically marginalized populations, particularly Black and Latinx communities harmed by inequitable planning. He’s guest-lectured widely on planning praxis. His speaking engagements include CPPENV, UCLA, University of Utah, Pratt Institute, Stanford Engineering, UC Irvine, Woodbury, CSUN and ELA College Architecture, state and national APA Conferences, and public forums such as MOCA, City Parks Alliance, and the SF Urban Film Fest. For over a decade, Jonathan has been a leader in the American Planning Association. He’s a member of the Latinos and Planning Division and is published in APA’s practitioner magazine, Planning. He currently serves as APA Los Angeles Social Media Director and was the Southern California representative on the APA National Social Equity Task Force.