Examining the Past, Exploring the Future
March 10 & 11, 2016
This year’s Western Places/Western Spaces conference will address the transformative land use legal and policy developments in the Rocky Mountain West that have influenced the shape of our communities today. We will also explore the trends and innovations—like demographic shifts, climate change, and economic forces—that are likely to affect the future of the West.
In addition, RMLUI will advance the dialogue on some recurring themes from past conferences—urban growth and density, regional planning and conservation, water, and housing—and consider emerging challenges facing the region.
Find Grant speaking Thursday, March 10th at 10:15am: Stewardship Development: The Cure for Urban Sprawl
Building community requires intentional long term planning and implementation through stewardship development. Panelists will speak about the past, present and future of the city, how it is being shaped today, as well as the importance of stewardship development in the creation of our cities. Attendees will learn about the successes, hurdles and challenges of robust long term planning efforts as well as case studies for catalytic projects and placemaking.
Brad Buchanan, City and County of Denver Department of Community Planning and Development
Grant McCargo, Bio-Logical Capital
Susan Powers, Urban Ventures LLC