The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks to elevate the law, policy and practice of sustainable development in the West to promote nature-friendly, prosperous, and equitable communities.

4th Annual Carver Colloquium

Please join us for the 4th Annual Carver Colloquium, Fracking Bans & Setbacks: Unconstitutional Takings?.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165
6:30pm – 8:00pm
A reception will follow.

A takings is the seizure of private property or a substantial deprivation of the right to its free use that is caused by government action. This year’s event will debate the issue of whether or not proposed fracking bans and setbacks constitute a takings.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, but we do ask that attendees register for the event. For those unable to attend in person, we are pleased to offer an online option. Simply select the live streaming option on the registration form to receive the link.

Register Today

For more information about the event, please visit the Carver Colloquium page.

Save the Date!

The 24th Annual Land Use Conference, Western Places/Western Spaces: Building Fair & Resilient Communities, will be held Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13.


The 2014 Home Study Sessions are on sale now!

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.

Carver Colloquium
Sustainable Community Development Code