I recently posted a reply to a thread in a Cyburbia web forum about immigrants and civic participation/engagement in planning processes. It talks a little bit about the work the Collaborative is doing. Feel free to check it out: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?p=456405#post456405
To the benefit of our communities and all New Yorkers, the mayor recently signed an executive order that requires that all city agencies that directly interact with New York city residents translate their public documents into at least the top six languages spoken in the city and that they offer translation services for those with limited English speaking abilities. We are proud of the mayor's leadership in making this great city more accessible to all New Yorkers and are excited about the opportunity this presents for us to work along with the city to ensure that our communities have meaningful access to our open spaces.