Fernando Centeno

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Community planning practitioner, Fernando Centeno

Harvard trained community planner, Fernando Centeno, calls himself a "practitioner".

LIV says MUCHAS GRACIAS to Fernando Centeno for giving us permission to reprint his guest opinion commentaries printed in the San Antonio Express News. They are listed below in chronological order from the latest to the earliest.

Fernando Centeno, who was born and raised in San Antonio, is a community planner and Harvard graduate who humbly calls himself a "practitioner". He has been in the trenches of San Antonio policy for 40 years.

Centeno wants to remove the most recently applied stigma to San Antonio as the "most economically segregated" metro area in the country.

Centeno teaches us that this term -- economic development -- has long been narrowly understood in business terms rather than in socioeconomic terms.

Only Centeno's writings do this argument justice. He loves hearing from others, most importantly, from those who wish to challenge his thinking.

Our comments section will allow you to dialogue with him through this webpage.

Note:  We apologize for some missing text in several of these articles. We are attempting to correct this problem.

Printed in San Antonio Express-News, March 10, 2019:
The basis on many of our local climate woes

Printed in San Antonio Express-News, January 15, 2019:
Another explanation for why S.A. is so economically segregated - San Antonio Express-News

Printed in San Antonio Express-News, January 15, 2018:
This City's Tunnel Vision

Printed in San Antonio Express-News, January 14, 2018, in response to Dr. Christine Drennon's article posted below Centeno's:

Fernando Centeno: Another explanation for why S.A. is so economically segregated - San Antonio Express-News

Christine Drennon: Economic segregation in San Antonio: how we got here, is it real? - San Antonio Express-News

Printed in San Antonio Express-News, April 5, 2015:
Is Sculley committed to our future? - San Antonio Express-News

Note:  LIV sees Centeno's work as complementary to the work of commercial real estate investor and whistle-blower, Brian Rodgers of Austin, to "make growth pay for itself".  Visit our Costs of Growth page where we parked some of Rodgers' efforts.

2 comments

  1. Once again Fernando expresses concerns where more people need to realize what is happening in our great city. I look forward to learning more.

    1. Yes, having a deeper, candid conversation is critically needed , especially wirh public officials who need to defend their aggressive growrh agenda. Thx for tracking these consequential policies.

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