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Latino Communities in Chicago
Activity Code: W040
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Tour Pilsen, Humboldt Park, and Little Village and learn how all three communities are successfully addressing the varied social and economic needs of Latino families in Chicago. Visit with various professionals involved with community development efforts to gain an increased understanding of current planning issues facing Latino neighborhoods and other culturally diverse neighborhoods in and beyond Chicago. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.
Work: Masters student in the Urban Planning and Policy Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago Masters in Urban Planning and Policy, expected August 2013 University of Chicago Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Planner, City of Los Angeles Plng Dept.
Phone: (213) 978-1199
Work: Ms. Juarez is a land use planner for the Department of City Planning for the City of Los Angeles. Her current role in city planning deals primarily with processing entitlement requests in the Central City/Downtown, Westlake and Hollywood Community Plan Areas. In the six years she has been with the Department, she has also worked on conducting studies on the Los Angeles Municipal Code. These studies range broadly in scope: from assessing improvements for streamlining entitlement process to creating new policy and development regulations to incorporating new legislation that trickle down from Federal and State levels. Additionally, she has worked on day-to-day case processing and design review to long range planning such as community plan updates for West Adams – Baldwin Hills – Leimert Community Plan in the South Los Angeles area and intermediate projects like the Northeast Los Angeles Zone Change work program. Prior to working for the City of Los Angeles, she worked for various planning and land use organizations and companies including non-profits and expediting consultants. She attended the University of California, San Diego where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Urban Planning and the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Master of Arts in Urban Planning with her concentration in Transportation and Land Use. She currently serves on the Los Angeles Section of the APA Board as Programs Co-Chair. Previously, Ms. Juárez has served on the Los Angeles Board since 2007 in various Chair positions.
Education: Masters in Urban Planning, UCLA Lewis School of Public Policy Bachelors, UCSD
Past Assignments: NACTO, October 2012 Complete Streets, February 2012 APA National, New Orleans, 2010
Senior Project Manager, AECOM / UC Berkeley
Work: Transportation Planner Work on multi-phase transportation feasibility studies throughout Southern California. Conduct research on demographic analyses, transit modes, and transit policies.
Education: University of Southern California BS - Planning, Policy and Development BA - Environmental Policy
Consultant, I Juana Know, Inc.
Work: Juana Guzman I Juana Know Inc. Enhanced Revenue for Creative Markets Consultant For over thirty years, Juana Guzman has served as nationally acclaimed arts manager, earned income specialist and consultant to non-profit organizations and governmental and philanthropic sectors. Throughout her career, Ms. Guzman has championed the promotion and preservation of arts, culture and heritage as a catalyst for social change for diverse American populations. Since 1980 to present Ms. Guzman has developed and implemented strategies that focused on organizational capacity building, alternative sources of revenue, entrepreneurial and tourism initiatives and strategies for non-profit organizations. As result, of this work, in 2012, Ms. Guzman left her position of thirteen years, as the Vice-President of the National Museum of Mexican Arts (NMMA) in Chicago, the largest accredited Latino arts institution in the United States, to continue her work as an a consultant focusing on “Enhanced Revenue for Creative Markets.” Ms. Guzman served as the Director of Community Cultural Development for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for eighteen years. Ms. Guzman was responsible for a multicultural effort that created awareness and enhanced economic opportunities for Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods such as; the “Chicago Neighborhood Tours” program, creation of community-based retail shops and arts carts and management of a city-wide grants program for the DCA that included rallying and receiving over $8.1 million dollars as part of the City of Chicago’s Empowerment Zone’s Cultural Diversity Program. Juana Guzman’s expertise includes fundraising, organizational capacity building, on-line ventures, community tourism, business and strategic planning, retailing, cultural facility development, artist’s live-work space and marketing. Between 2004 and 2008, Ms. Guzman served as a team technical advisor and consultant for the Ford Foundation‘s Shifting Sands Initiative, managed by Partners for Livable Communities in Washington, D.C. The initiative worked to reframe arts and cultural organizations as vital agents of community development through improving neighborhoods identity, social mobility and economic growth. In 2009-2011, Ms. Guzman’s expertise served as a consultant for Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), which brought her on as a consultant. LINC is a national initiative aimed at improving the live/work conditions for artists working in all disciplines.
Work: Meggan joined the socially and environmentally responsive architectural firm UrbanWorks in 2000 and was asked to become a partner prior to 2005. As a principal, she is responsible for the development and implementation of design ideas as well as the organization of internal and external project teams, often times wearing several different hats in order to successfully complete whatever task is needed within their firm of ten. Meggan is passionate about design and is propelled by the mantra that exceptional design does not exist for the privileged few but for all. Meggan has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of small and large-scale developments, from a small student diversity center to a 30+ acre housing development. Most recently, her professional accomplishments have led to the winning design competition for the local UNO Galewood Charter School, located in Chicago. As a testament to the amount of support she receives from her firm, Meggan’s name was put forward during the City of Chicago’s Bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. After a competitive interview process, she was then selected to lead the management of the Olympic Games competition and non-competition venues out of a satellite office. Although the City was not awarded the event, the Games Plan was seen as one of the most technically advanced bid submissions produced to date. Outside of UrbanWorks, Meggan is active in professional development pursuits and of late completed her term as the Associate Representative to the Executive Committee for the American Institute of Architects National Board of Directors, located in Washington DC. She is one of the youngest members to have served on the Board of Directors and became a Richard Upjohn Fellow in 2010 in honor of her service and dedication to the architectural profession. After just completing a semester co-teaching a fourth and fifth year design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Meggan is inspired by her students and remains extremely optimistic about the future of design, our profession and the difference we can make both locally and globally within a proactive practice.
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture & Planning, Ball State University Bachelor of Env. Design, College of Architecture & Planning, Ball State University
Other Publications: Bey, Lee. “‘A’ for architecture: Design of UNO’s newest charter school deserves praise.” WBEZ 91.5 Chicago. Web. 3 October 2012. Finn, Joyce. “UrbanWorks, Ltd.” Green Building & Design July-Aug. 2010 “Cast Expression” & “Facial Study.” a.DOT (architects Doing Other Things) October, 2011 Tigerman, Stanley and William Martin. Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods: Pilsen Textile Incubator.pp.69-80: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2011. Print Lux, Meggan. “Architecture as Social Change Agent.” The Muse December 2007 Lux, Meggan. “ARE Timing Resolution Passes at NCARB’s Annual Meeting.” Envision, The Journal of AIA Illinois July/August 2007
Past Assignments: “UrbanWorks: Catalysts in Communities,” Lecture & Firm Tour sponsored by the AIA Community Interface Committee, 2011 “Eco-Friendly Architecture,” Lewis University, 2010 “Chicago’s Bid to Host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games” Illinois Institute of Technology “Hybrid: Architecture and Environment,” University of Illinois, 2007 “Take Home Advocacy: Empowerment Through Action,” AIA State Government Network Conference 2007 “ARE Timing: Advocating for Change in your State,” AIA Grassroots Conference 2007 "Architecture: Significance & Privilege," NOMAS Symposium 2005 “Balancing the Face of Architecture,” AIA Western Mountain Region Conference, 2005
Patricia Saldana Natke
Work: Design Principal and President of Urbanworks,Ltd. in Chicago. Architecture, Urban Planning, Interiors.; Teaching Positions: Past UIC Graduate School of Archiecture Adjunct Associate Professor, Past Facilitator at Archeworks Design School, Curent Part Time Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology School of Architecture.
Education: BS in Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Publications: Art Institute of Chicago, Architecture Dept., Exhibit Catalog, Creative Constellation of Architects, 1999; Recognition of Historic Restorations, Evergreen Academy, 2001; Why Diversity Matters in Architecture, 2002; And: Guide Chicago Architecture and Design, teNeues Publication, Juarez Performing Art Center, 2005; AIA March Focus, Building a Sustainable Design Practice, 2006; Becoming an Architect Book Publication, 2006; 1000X World Architecture Publication, 2009; Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine, Neighborhoods Book Publication, 2011; World Architecture, Urbanworks firm work 2009-2011; PPG Ideascapes, Case Studies, UNO Charter School 2011
Past Assignments: 2010 Speaker, USGC Next Generation School Tour, UNO Veterans Campus Speaker, POA, Brazilian Urbanism Real Cities Exhibit Committee Speaker at Northwestern University International Architecture Symposium Speaker AIA Chicago Conference, Diaries from International Architects Speaker, Lewis University, Eco-friendly Architecture 2011 Speaker, UIUC Alumni Association, Business Success Stories Speaker, AIA Chicago180 Degrees Presenter and Panelist Speaker on Panel Discussion, Spertus Museum, Design on the Edge Speaker, Chicago Housing Authority, Lathrop Public Housing Workshops The Greening of Lathrop LEED ND Livable Communities 2012 Speaker, AIA Small Projects Award Winners Speaker, Envisioning Neighborhood Change through Design Chicago Architecture Foundation Speaker, The Pilsen Equalizer, An Intelligent Cultural Center,Student Projects, Chicago Architecture Foundation & LaCasa Center Panelist, 21st Century Libraries, Instituto Cervantes Presenter, Less is More, Pecha Kucha, Society of Architectural Historians