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Mobile Tours Are Scheduled for Friday Afternoon

Tickets are available for purchase during the conference registration process. Special Note: For all tours, please wear comfortable footwear and dress in layers. In most years, Denver averages a daily maximum temperature for October that's between 61 and 69 degrees Fahrenheit. The minimum temperature usually falls between 34 and 38 °F. Almanac's annual weather summary predicts October will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.

River North, Arapahoe Square, & Five Points: Case Studies in Downtown-Edge Neighborhood Revitalization

Explore three downtown-edge neighborhoods that are experiencing intensive growth and investment and the myriad issues that come from such profound change. River North: From industrial grit and railroads to arts and music spaces, microbreweries, super-block apartments, and co-working spaces. Arapahoe Square: From parking lots to homeless shelters to apartment towers. Five Points: From African American heritage, jazz, and affordable ownership, to TODs, demographic change, and Victorian renovations.

Travel Mode: Biking, Walking, Transit

 

   

Sun Valley/Mariposa Redevelopments: A Healthy & Holistic Approach to Public Housing Redevelopment

Explore two public housing projects and the possibilities for redeveloping them into mixed-use, mixed-tenure, mixed-income communities focused on creating strong, healthy communities. Mariposa has nearly finished its redevelopment journey, while Sun Valley is just beginning its transformation. See extensive public/private/non-profit collaboration, planning, and investment in action.

Travel Mode: Transit, Walking 

 
   

Downtown Denver: History, Culture, & Unprecedented Growth -- The Transformation Continues

The undisputed economic, cultural, and governmental heart of the Rocky Mountain region, Downtown Denver's growth and revitalization seems to have no end in sight. From the beautiful historic Lower Downtown district to the booming Union Station transit district to the skyscrapers of the Central Business District to the museums, iconic architecture and City-Beautiful era parks and monuments of the Civic Center district--explore the city's vibrant core and its many challenges and opportunities.

Travel Mode: Walking 

 
   

Marijuana, Beer, & Urban Planning: The Mile High City Perspective

Often called "the Napa Valley of Beer," the city of Denver alone boasts 150 breweries, many in fast-gentrifying areas of the city. Couple this with the voter-approved sale and consumption of recreational marijuana, and Denver and Colorado have led the nation in these intriguing social experiments. How have these "nuisance uses" impacted land use, zoning, and public health and safety? How is Colorado spending the hundreds millions of dollars in new marijuana tax revenues? Have large brewing and marijuana facilities launched a warehousing construction and reuse boom and caused industrial gentrification? How are neighborhoods dealing with the impacts of drinking culture as well as major grow facilities and storefront dispensaries?

Travel Mode: Transit, Walking 

 

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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