Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

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 25 years, RMLUI has been leading a discussion in the West about the challenges presented by growth and innovative ideas for addressing them.

2018 Western Places/Western Spaces Conference

Disruption, Innovation, and Progress: Planning for an Uncertain Future

For the 2018 Western Places/Western Spaces land use conference, we looked at disruption and how changes in technology, business practices, natural resources management, and law are impacting the decsions we make for our communities.

Highlights from the conference included a keynote by Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix; plenary lunch talks with Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper and Vance Brown, CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center; and updates on land use law and planning tools.

Visit the Conference page to learn more about the 2018 conference, download a program, and view the conference materials. Videos from the event will be posted in the Home Study Sessions in late spring.


7th Annual Carver Colloquium

To Shrink or Not to Shrink?
Presidential Authority Over National Monuments

The American Antiquities Act of 1906 enables presidents to protect historic landmarks, structures, and objects of historic and scientific interest through the creation of national monuments. The 2017 Carver Colloquium debated the authority of standing presidents to diminish or abolish national monuments created by past presidents. Our featured speakers were James Rasband, Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, and Mark Squillace, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School.

Visit the Carver Colloquium page to watch videos from this and past events.


RMLUI Home Study Sessions

Recorded during the Western Places/Western Spaces conference, the Home Study Sessions are presented by leading experts who address the latest issues and challenges facing Western communities. Topics include land conservation, housing, natural resources, public engagement, and recent changes in land use law and policy.

The Home Study Sessions also provide continuing educations credits for both lawyers and planners, making them an ideal way to maintain professional certification.

For more information please visit the Home Study page. The 2018 courses will be posted in late May.

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208