RMLUI Annual Conference
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RMLUI’s Annual Land Use Conference is the place for land use and development professionals in the West to share knowledge and network. With more than 400 attendees annually, RMLUI’s conference helps define and influence the West’s land use and development future.
2014 Annual Land Use Conference Request for Proposals
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is announcing the Request for Proposals for the 2014 Annual Land Use Conference, Moving Beyond Recession: What’s Next? The conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 13 & 14, 2014 at the University of Denver campus.
Click here to download the RFP Guidelines.
Click here to download a sample submission form.
Moving Beyond Recession: What’s Next?
As the nation emerges from the Great Recession, the West is poised to lead the way in economic and population growth. Both Colorado and Arizona expect to add a million people each decade until 2050, with other Western states growing at similar rates, if not in equal numbers. Although newcomers will tend to congregate in the region’s metropolitan areas—where the populations will also be older and more diverse—smaller, high-amenity communities will also experience significant growth. This growth will create demand for new housing, transportation and transit options, educational and economic opportunities, as well as water, energy, and other natural resources. These demands will, in turn, increase pressure on our governmental and policy institutions to help support this growth in a way that protects the quality of life that attracts people to the region in the first place.
The 2014 RMLUI Annual Land Use Conference will focus on how we can approach issues of growth as we come of out the Great Recession. What can we learn about the mistakes of the past to make sure that the next boom results in the right kind of growth? How will our master planned communities do things differently this time around? How will we build new communities and retrofit existing neighborhoods while ensuring access to transit, to jobs, to schools, and to outdoor recreation? How do we ensure that our new forms of development are equitable and ecologically responsible? What are the best ideas about how to make the next boom an opportunity to create enduring communities for the future? And how do we ensure that financing is available to support smarter growth?
- Hot Topics in Land Use Law. This track will focus on recent developments and emerging topics in land use law.
- Moving Beyond Recession. This track will explore innovative private and public sector responses to anticipated demographic changes and shifting priorities in the region.
- Conservation in Metropolitan Regions. Metropolitan areas are complex—both ecologically and socially. This track explores innovative ways that partners collaborate to conserve resources in urban and suburban regions.
- Natural Resources. Growth often comes into conflict with natural resource issues. This track will cover the intersection of land use and water, oil and gas extraction, and renewable energy development.
- Real Estate Development. This track explores emerging trends in the real estate industry, as well as legal, fiscal, and policy issues affecting smart development.
- Rural Communities. Some of the most challenging issues associated with growth occur in small communities. This track covers ways that rural communities around the West are planning and managing for change.
- Other. We invite you to submit session proposals that emphasize innovative land use methods, models and technologies for sustainable development.
- August 2, 2013: proposals due
- September 2, 2013: applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals
- March 13-14, 2013: RMLUI’s Annual Land Use Conference
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2013 Land Use Conference
Land Use for a Lifetime
You can view and download materials from the 2013 conference sessions at the 2013 Session Materials link. The page includes the program, speaker bios, session handouts, and slide presentations. You can also watch videos from the conference through our accredited Home Study program (see below).
RMLUI’s Home Study
RMLUI’s Home Study sessions provide an ideal option to maintain your professional credentials. Each block of videos presents a selection of panels from RMLUI’s Annual Land Use Conference and is accredited for CLE and AICP continuing education credits.
For more information about the sessions and registration information, please visit the Home Study web page.