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Hi, I'mJohn Cruz

Urban Planner & Data Scientist

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Speaking Engagements

John is available for in-person and virtual speaking engagements. As a subject-matter expert in urban planning, data science, community development and related fields, John is happy to lend his lessons learned from real-world practice to your group. 

Previous speaking engagements have included, but are not limited to:

  • Washington University’s Geography Awareness Week, 2020 (view video).
  • The Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Regional Summit, 2020 (view video).
  • American Planning Association St. Louis Metro Section, Fall Workshop 2019.
  • American Planning Association’s Quad State Planning Conference, 2019.
  • American Planning Association St. Louis Metro Section, Spring Workshop 2018.
  • American Planning Association St. Louis Metro Section, February Luncheon, 2018.
  • Public Interest Design Institute certification training, 2018.
  • Governing Magazine’s Summit on Government Performance & Innovation, 2017.
  • St. Louis Neighborhood Leadership Academy, 2017.
  • New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, 2017.
  • St. Louis Association of Community Organizations, 2016.