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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 450 attendees annually, RMLUI’s conference helps define and influence the West’s land use and development future.

Examining the Past, Exploring the Future
March 10 & 11, 2016

This year’s Western Places/Western Spaces conference will address the transformative land use legal and policy developments in the Rocky Mountain West that have influenced the shape of our communities today. We will also explore the trends and innovations—like demographic shifts, climate change, and economic forces—that are likely to affect the future of the West.

In addition, RMLUI will advance the dialogue on some recurring themes from past conferences—urban growth and density, regional planning and conservation, water, and housing—and consider emerging challenges facing the region.

Use the links to the left to learn more about the 25th anniversary event, including program information, costs, and tips for planning your trip. You can also find information about past conferences.

Program Highlights
RMLUI is very excited to have Peter Calthorpe as our keynote speaker. Mr. Calthorpe is a founding member of the Congress for New Urbanism and a pioneer in urban planning.

On Wednesday, March 9, RMLUI will be hosting an optional add-on workshop, Linking Land Use & Water: Tools to Grow Water-Smart. This event is designed for anyone who wants to learn how land use law relates to water planning.

Thursday’s plenary lunch will feature Justice Gregory Hobbs, speaking about water issues in the West. On Friday, Warm Cookies of the Revolution will stir things up with an interactive talk about civic health.

Two walking tours are available for those who want to stretch their legs and see urban planning in action.

The conference will also provide AICP, CLE, and CRE credits (pending).

Visit the Program page to download the program and learn more about these events.

Our conference is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Their financial contributions help fund our programs and conference activities. Our Aspen Sponsors also provide in-kind support by helping to promote the conference.

Please contact Susan Daggett for sponsorship opportunities.

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 AICP continuing education credits.

The 2015 Home Study sessions are now available for purchase.

For more information about the sessions and registration information, please visit the Home Study web page.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is committed to providing facilities that are accessible to persons with and without disabilities. We encourage persons who use wheelchairs to contact Lisa Bingham at or 303-871-6319 for further information.