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 more than 25 years, RMLUI has been leading a discussion in the West about the challenges presented by growth and innovative ideas for addressing them.
2022 Western Places | Western Spaces Conference
Request for Proposals
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute is soliciting session proposals for its annual Western Places | Western Spaces conference. The event will include both in-person and virtual attendance options. We invite your participation in making this conference our best ever.
Growth & Change in the West: Adapting Sustainably
As we emerge from the pandemic, the West is facing immense pressures from growth and change that challenge our notions of sustainability in our region. From the housing crisis to fires and deadly heat, we wonder how the region will adapt to these mounting pressures and what measures we need to be taking now to ensure greater resilience to whatever the future holds.
These are some of the many questions that we will consider at the 2022 Western Places | Western Spaces conference. The conference will take place at the University of Denver’s campus on March 24-25, 2022, and will include both in-person and virtual attendance options.
Visit the Conference page to learn more about the 2022 conference, session and speaker criteria, and how to submit a proposal for consideration.
2021 Western Places | Western Spaces Conference
Bouncing Forward: Building Thriving, Healthy & Equitable Communities
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the thirtieth annual RMLUI land use conference this spring. You can find materials and videos from the conference posted in the Conference pages.
Workshops & Publications
Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis in Colorado:
Zoning Reform as Part of the Solution
Housing affordability has reached a crisis point in Colorado―not just in the Denver Metro, but in many areas of our state.
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute has been collaborating with the Colorado Housing Affordability Project to understand how zoning affects housing affordability and to propose zoning reforms that could help make housing more available and affordable. Visit the Workshop page to learn more and watch the webinar video.
Conversations on Urban Planning, Pandemic, and Race
The RMLUI Ideas RoundUP is a conversation series to explore our shared land use agenda, taking into account what we are learning about our policies as they relate both to containing a pandemic and promoting a socially just and sustainable community.