James Rojas

When the human body is outside in a public space, it has a better response to an [urban] planning situation. The challenge becomes a lot more real and personal for them.

James Rojas is an urban planner, community activist, and artist. He is one of the few nationally recognized urban planners to examine U.S. Latino cultural influences on urban design. Mr. Rojas developed a new method to engage the public especially youth, immigrants, and women in the urban planning process. He has facilitate over 150 interactive workshops and created over 45 interactive urban diorama across the country.  He has collaborated with municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions, museums and galleries to educate the public on urban planning. He holds a Master of City Planning and a Master of Science of Architecture Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.