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.
2020 Western Places/Western Spaces Conference
Hot, Dry & Crowded: Planning for the Future
March 5 & 6, 2020
The West of the future will be warmer and more populous, and as a result, will face significant challenges with respect to our water supplies, our ability to withstand unpredictable weather patterns and extreme storm events, and our capacity to preserve our economy and our quality of life while adapting to the coming changes. The climate is changing, but we can do something about it.
For RMLUI’s 29th Western Places/Western Spaces conference, we will be looking at the ways in which we can use design, planning tools, and creative approaches to better plan for a future that will be different from the known past. In addition, we will consider how our built environments, using mixed use design, transportation infrastructure, and even building codes, can help reduce our impact on climate change and create a more comfortable and sustainable living environment.
Join us March 5 & 6, 2020, as we explore these themes and more at the Western Places/Western Spaces conference.
RMLUI Home Study Courses
The 2019 Home Study Courses are now available! Take advantage of the Complete Package to receive all the courses at a discounted rate.
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.
9th Annual Carver Colloquium
The Rights of Nature
Should rivers, mountains, and streams be given the same legal rights as a person? Historically, nature has been viewed as public or private property, and decisions about its use is decided accordingly. Rights of Nature advocates argue that nature should have a right to exist and thrive of its own.
This year's debate will explore the ramifications of the Rights of Nature over a lunch event on Friday, March 6. Mark your calendars!
Visit the Carver Colloquium page to learn more about past events.
Brought to you through a partnership with the Sturm College of Law, the John A. Carver Jr. Chair, the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy.