Planning for Equity

Farm field

Part of the 21st Century Comprehensive Plan Lecture Series


Lecture by Silvia Vargas, Principal Planner, Calvin Giordano & Associates


Silvia Vargas is a Principal Planner at Calvin, Giordano & Associates in Miami, Silvia Vargas, FAICP, LEED AP has nearly 30 years of experience working throughout the U.S. and abroad. After starting as a public sector planner in the Florida Keys, Silvia’s subsequent private practice has spanned projects in urban, suburban, and rural contexts. She has directed scores of planning processes, many of which have received national or state awards for planning excellence from the American Planning Association (APA) and other professional organizations. Silvia has led or contributed to community visioning and comprehensive planning processes, parks and open space plans, regulatory codes and design standards, university campus master plans, community revitalization plans, and placemaking initiatives. Silvia currently serves on the APA Board of Directors and previously was a Commissioner of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has chaired APA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee for the past two years.



7:00 - 8:00 pm via Zoom

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October 17   |   "Lancaster County places2040 Comprehensive Plan" - Scott Standish, Executive Director, Lancaster County, PA Planning Commission

October 31   |   "Planning for Climate Change" - Matt Bucchin, Director of Planning, Halff Associates

November 28   |   "Planning in an Era of Disruptive Change" David Rouse, Course Instructor

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