Western Places | Western Spaces Conference

The Rocky Mountain West is characterized as much by its vibrant and diverse communities as by its sweeping plains and rugged mountains. The Western Places | Western Spaces conference explores cutting-edge growth and development issues facing Westerns communities — from large cities to small towns — as well as concerns about managing and preserving our natural heritage. RMLUI's annual conference is the premier land use law and policy event in the country, and is the place for land use and development professionals in the West to share knowledge and network.

With 400 attendees annually, this event helps define and influence the West's land use and development future. The conference attracts people from across the country, but most attendees are from the Rocky Mountain West, representing national, state, and local government agencies, private planning and law firms, development companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. The conference takes place on the University of Denver campus in early March and features panel discussions, plenary addresses, workshops, tours, and networking opportunities.

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Western Places | Western Spaces 2025

Get details on this year's conference:

The Aging West: Adapting for the Future

March 6 - 7, 2025

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