Date(s) of Conference:
March 3-4, 2011
University of Denver
Sturm College of Law
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute’s 20th Anniversary presents a singular
opportunity to explore both change and continuity in the region’s communities
and landscapes over the past two decades while beginning to look ahead to the
next twenty years, to the Next West.
An extraordinary confluence of forces is changing the way communities across
the West and the nation plan, grow and define their success. Climate change,
technology, globalization, urbanization and a new wave of immigration are
challenging old rules and patterns of development—both physical and economic.
As the region begins to emerge from the current economic crisis, professionals
and citizens alike will need to understand the forces driving our land use and
development patterns, forces that cut across geography, disciplines, fields and
sectors. Like never before, they will be called upon to design new models that
join prosperity, community and ecology in a bold vision tailored to the needs of
a rapidly changing region in a radically changing world.
Lisa Bingham, Program Coordinator