James Rojas

Place It!

James is an urban planner, community activist, educator, and artist who facilitates community engagement activities for under presented communities Through Place It!, he has developed an interdisciplinary, community-healing, visioning, and process that uses storytelling, objects, art-production, and play for visual and spatial thinkers to help improve the urban-planning outreach process. He is now an international expert in public engagement and has traveled around the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and South America, facilitating over 1000 workshops, and building 100+ interactive models. Many of his clients are women, men of color, and others from disadvantaged and underserved communities. As such, he has collaborated with municipalities, non-profits, community groups, educational institutions, and museums, to engage, educate, and empower the public on transportation, housing, open space and health issues.