Conference Recordings

Equitable Cross-Disciplinary Planning for Underserved Populations

Published April 16, 2021
Presented by Benedetta Del Vecchio, Steinberg Hart | Rob Barthelman, Steinberg Hart | Carissa Oyedele, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Miguel Powers, Fullerton College, North Orange County Community College District | Ester Plavdjian, Cypress College | Kathleen Rose, Gavilan College

Through the lens of two diverse community college districts, this session will investigate inclusive, interdisciplinary approaches to long-range campus and strategic planning. What types of outreach, tactics, and platforms prove most successful in engaging a broad constituency to inform planning, both within the institutions and with the surrounding communities? Join us to discover how you can apply these methods and tools at your institution to positively impact the student, faculty, and community experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that most influence student access and equity.
  2. Think outside-the-box to advance new tools, collaborations, and partnership opportunities while leveraging your individual role at your institution to influence positive change.
  3. Discuss the process of building a successful campus brand while distinguishing unique characteristics that reflect the local demography and community.
  4. Consider how communities perceive, experience, and imagine built environments differently, and how you can include underrepresented voices in planning campus spaces.


Benedetta Del Vecchio

Director of Planning
Steinberg Hart

Rob Barthelman

Steinberg Hart

Carissa Oyedele

Associate Principal
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Miguel Powers

English Professor
Fullerton College, North Orange County Community College District

Ester Plavdjian

Cypress College

Kathleen Rose

President and Superintendent
Gavilan College

Recorded April 16, 2021.

Member Price: $65 USD | Non-member Price: $119 USD
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