Ariam L. Torres-Cordero, Ph.D. and Alisa Ortiz-Colón, MP, PPL.
Sharing knowledge for community empowerment
Urbana Planifica’s work focuses on making planning information, activities, and/or environments sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. We collaborate with nonprofit and community groups to create easy-to-understand, visual materials that help communities access services, engage in planning processes, and fight for change.
Urbana Planifica is a non-profit organization created for community-based planning. It focuses on three main areas: planning education and access to public information, network-building between local communities and advocacy and community development organizations, and community-based plan-making.
Alisa is a licensed professional planning in Puerto Rico and serves as the president of the board of directors of Urbana Planifica.
Ariam has a Ph.D. in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and serves as the Executive Director of Urbana Planifica.
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This series is presented thanks in part to the generous support of the Louis B. Wetmore Endowment Fund, which provides resources to bring planning practitioners to our department where they interact with students and faculty.