Program

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The 2014 RMLUI Annual Land Use Conference will focus on how we can approach issues of growth as we come out of the Great Recession.

How will we build new communities and retrofit existing neighborhoods while ensuring access to transit, to jobs, to schools, and to outdoor recreation? 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?

Keynote Presentation
Former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar will deliver the Keynote Address for the 2014 RMLUI Conference on March 13, 2014, addressing what’s next with respect to some of the most important land use and natural resource issues we face as the Rocky Mountain region emerges from the Great Recession.

Bonus Workshop, Wednesday, March 12 — Dynamics of the Land Use Case: Elements, Strategy and Presentation
Join RMLUI for a day-long, soup-to-nuts workshop exploring the process of land use development. We’re bringing in Leading experts will walk you through a typical land use development case to help you understand how to get your project approved and built. Click here to download the workshop flyer.

You can register for this workshop on its own ($175 Early Bird), or add it to your conference registration at a discount ($125 Early Bird).

Featured Track: Conservation in Metropolitan Regions
RMLUI is very pleased to be working with the Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance (MGA), a national group of conservation coalitions working across the country to increase the impact and efficiency of conservation investments in metropolitan environments. MGA has organized this year’s featured track: Conservation in Metropolitan Areas. Download the Session Information guide to learn more about this track.

If you would like to learn more about the Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance and regional alliances for urban conservation, plan to attend our “nuts & bolts workshop on Saturday, March 15. To register for the workshop, please click here.

Plenary Lunch Events
RMLUI brings together two panels to look at the future of development and planning in the Rocky Mountain West.

Thursday, March 13: What We’re Building Now – and Why Communities and Planners Should Be Happy About It!
Our Thursday lunch event will feature a panel of developers discussing the latest trends and how they may impact planning in local communities.

Friday, March 14: As Go Cities, So Goes the Region: Planning Directors Discuss the Future of the Rocky Mountain West
City planning director becomes the lightning rod for issues as diverse as urban design, neighborhood character, and redevelopment. What do they see on the horizon as we emerge from the Recession?

Tours
RMLUI is pleased to bring two tours to the conference this year. Participation in the tours is limited to the space available and costs a nominal fee. Please note: we reserve the right to cancel tours due to low enrollment. If a tour is cancelled, a refund will be issued.

Thursday, March 13: Land Conservation and Local Food Production: How to Accomplish Both in Urban Areas.
This tour will highlight how two nonprofit organizations have formed a unique partnership to accomplish both land conservation and local food production, resulting in innovative projects that have tangible community benefits and are creating best practices for other communities to follow.

Friday, March 14: Brown to Green.
This tour will take you through a former manufacturing site’s sixty year journey from farm to factory to brownfield and ultimately its repurposing as a dynamic 180 acre mixed use residential development with urban farming and sustainability as the core principles of its design and execution.

Continuing Education
RMLUI will apply for CLE, AICP and CRE continuing education credits (CEUs). We will post more information as it becomes available. If you need additional accreditation, please contact Lisa Bingham.