HHH Prof. Burga featured in Hennepin County news

Fernando Burga

Fernando Burga is an assistant professor for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. His research deals with equity in urban planning particularly in relation to the incorporation of immigrants. He combines planning history, ethnographic fieldwork, and design techniques to evaluate how planning addresses immigrant life but also to show how immigrants can engage planning to assert agency, build political power and mobilize immigrant-based planning agendas. Fernando is also working on a project focusing on urban planning and policies as they relate to Latino immigrant communities across Minnesota. Additionally, he is teaching a class on site planning for food justice by partnering with Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission (FNC) to explore incorporating food access and equity into the Saint Paul and Ramsey County Comprehensive Plan.

On December 18th, Fernando will be presenting as part of our Brown Bag Series, The U Comes to You: Hennepin-University Partnership Research and Policy Brown Bag. He will be presenting at the Government Center at 11:30am in Room A 1412 on “Beyond Arm Chair Theorizing: How Can Academics and Professionals Re-Imagine Community Based Research".

For more information and to RSVP go here.

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