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.

2018 Western Places/Western Spaces Conference

For the 2018 Western Places/Western Spaces land use conference, the theme is disruption and how we can plan for an uncertain future full of unknown changes to business practices, new technologies, and disasters. It is a daunting to challenge to plan for the unknown, and yet, as land use planners and practitioners, that’s exactly what we do every day. This year’s program will look at disruptive influences in housing, transportation, natural resources management, and urban planning, as well as how communities across the West are meeting this challenge.

Join RMLUI and leading industry professionals on March 8 & 9 for Western Places/Western Spaces: Disruption, Innovation, and Progress. As an added bonus, sign up for “Introduction to Real Estate Law,” a full day workshop on Wednesday, March 7 that will cover all the basics you need to know about real estate law.

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Disruption, Innovation, and Progress
How do we plan for the future when we don’t know what it holds? New practices, technologies, and business models can come along and disrupt even the best planning. In a world full of disruptions, how do we build infrastructure and craft policies that not only meet our present-day needs, but also have the flexibility to adapt to future scenarios? These questions will help frame our discussion at the 2018 Western Places/Western Spaces conference.

Visit the Conference page to learn more about the 2018 conference, session criteria, and how to submit a session for consideration.

7th Annual Carver Colloquium

To Shrink or Not to Shrink?
Presidential Authority Over National Monuments

The American Antiquities Act of 1906 enables presidents to protect historic landmarks, structures, and objects of historic and scientific interest through the creation of national monuments. This year’s Carver Colloquium debates the authority of standing presidents to diminish or abolish national monuments created by past presidents. Our featured speakers are James Rasband, Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, and Mark Squillace, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School.

Visit the Carver Colloquium page to watch videos from this and past events.


RMLUI’s 2017 Home Study Sessions are now available for purchase! Earn CLE and AICP credits.

Recorded during the 2017 Western Places/Western Spaces conference, the Home Study Sessions are presented by leading experts who address the latest issues and challenges facing Western communities. Topics include land conservation, housing, natural resources, public engagement, and recent changes in land use law and policy.

The Home Study Sessions also provide continuing educations credits for both lawyers and planners, making them an ideal way to maintain professional certification.

For more information and to download program descriptions, please visit the Home Study page.

Register now to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.