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. Through innovative research, education and professional development programs and its renowned annual conference, the Institute trains and connects students and professionals across disciplines, sectors and regions to build the sustainable development field while creating new possibilities for the future of the West’s landscapes and livelihoods.

By teaching and mentoring a new generation of sustainable development professionals, RMLUI is preparing them to be leaders in addressing the many challenges and demands of the 21st century while making them more competitive in an increasingly crowded and job-constrained marketplace.

By engaging in novel research and training for the practice community and convening them annually at RMLUI’s signature conference and other events, the Institute is helping share and disseminate best-in-class methods and models among sustainable development professionals from across the region and nation, accelerating the spread of new ideas and building bridges among a diverse community of lawyers, planners, developers, designers, engineers, policymakers and others while positioning RMLUI as the network hub and trusted convener for the emerging sustainable development field.