James Rojas/ Place It!

James Rojas led numerous workshops during the Congress for Urban Transformation, as well as during the Free City festival, gathering information from participants about their needs and visions of the ideal city. Founder of Place It!, Rojas holds an MA in City Planning and an MS in Architecture Studies from MIT. He works as a city and transportation planner, and is the founder of the Latino Urban Forum, a non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of planning and design issues facing low-income Latinos. He has written and lectured extensively about how culture and immigration are transforming the American front yard and landscape, and, through Place It!, has organized an impressive number of on-site model installations and interactive workshops.