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BOCEP: Economic Development Studio (CM | 14.0)
January 5, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Instructor: L. Nicolas Ronderos is Senior Planner for Community Development at Regional Plan Association. His work focuses on the interrelation between transportation, land use and real estate. Bringing together a regional perspective with local planning knowledge and development expertise has enabled him to fashion solutions for communities big and small. At the center of this juncture zoning plays an important role: it relates potential growth, actual capacity and smart development. As land use and zoning specialist for RPA, Nicolas is charged with analyzing municipalities existing codes to assess their design performance and real estate implications, giving public testimony and evaluation of zoning actions and helping shape new language to guide development. RPA works in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area and this has allowed him to work in different types of communities from New York City to the suburban fringe. Nicolas holds a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in History of Technology from Los Andes University and a Masters of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School University. He is co-chair of the Planners for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee of the American Planning Association in the New York Metro Chapter.