The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute was established to conduct education and research programs on legal and public policy issues related to land use and development. For 25 years, RMLUI has been leading a discussion in the West about the challenges presented by growth and innovative ideas for addressing them.

2016 Annual Land Use Conference Request for Proposals

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is soliciting session proposals for the celebration of its 25th anniversary event, Western Places/Western Spaces: Examining the Past, Exploring the Future. The conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11, 2016 at the University of Denver campus.

Visit the Conference page to learn more.

5th Annual Carver Colloquium

State Control of Federal Lands: Legal or Not?
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Join the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and Jan Laitos, the John A. Carver, Jr. Chair at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for the 5th annual Carver Colloquium, presented in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Despite several attempts to pass legislation in the past, the federal government has retained control. This year’s Carver Colloquium focuses on whether current efforts to transfer control to the states can, or should, succeed.

Visit the Carver page to learn more.


The 2015 Home Study Sessions are now available for purchase!

To learn more about the Home Study Sessions, download program descriptions and more, visit the Home Study page.

Register now to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

RMLUI Academic

RMLUI’s academic mission focuses on increasing educational opportunities for students and the practice community through the course offerings and symposia. We have also developed relationships with other academic programs and professional firms to promote research opportunities. Check out recent Home Study Sessions, the Carver Colloquium, and our Institute Partners Program.

RMLUI Practice

The focus of RMLUI’s practice program is the Sustainable Development Community Code Framework, a tool for municipalities interested in implementing sustainable initiatives, and the annual conference, one of the premier gatherings of sustainable development professionals. Check out our Annual Land Use Conference and Sustainable Community Development Code Framework.