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Licensing Resiliency in Lyons, Colorado

In 2013 the Town of Lyons was devastated by flooding, nearly 200 homes were damaged or destroyed. The Town of Lyons utilized federal funds to purchase and prevent rebuilding of severely damaged properties in high hazards areas to mitigate the impact of future flooding. Once the Town owned these properties, they could become a liability requiring maintenance and upkeep. In consultation with federal agencies, the Town of Lyons, together with Design Concepts developed a neighborhood licensure program to allow neighbors living next to acquired properties the opportunity to lease them for uses consistent with parks and open space, increase community resiliency and reduce community liability.

Leveraging Community Engagement for Energy Planning

Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy is a uniquely collaborative approach to understanding and addressing energy issues at the community scale to support local and utility goals. The program has engaged more than a dozen communities across Colorado to enhance the capacity of local governments and create community-driven energy action plans.

Colorado’s First Dockless Bike-Share Program

Bicycle sharing is an innovative form of transportation that is quickly gaining traction in the United States as a multi-modal transportation option as a key component to the sharing economy. Now with more than 1 million bike-share bicycles around the world, local municipalities, the City of Aurora being one, are looking for ways to provide multi-mobility sharing systems within their jurisdiction.

Estes Park Downtown Plan – Incorporating Resiliency into Downtown Plans

In 2016, the Town of Estes Park undertook an effort to craft a long-term vision for its downtown - one that incorporated resiliency as a key principle throughout the plan goals. Through a community driven process, the Town sought to understand what a more resilient and vibrant future for Downtown Estes Park could look like.

Equity Planning: Tools and Techniques

CU Denver Urban and Regional Planning Department and MURP Alumni Association host a FREE panel discussion about equity in planning.

Cranksgiving 2018

When: November 17th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Smart Cities Global and Local

Thursday December 6th
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Inspiring Pueblo’s Youth as Future Stewards of the Great Outdoors

Get Outdoors Pueblo (GO Pueblo) is a project designed to connect underserved youth in Pueblo neighborhoods with outdoor opportunities to enrich their quality of life and foster an appreciation for natural resources that can lead to long-term environmental stewardship.

Re:Denver Urban Amnesia

November 13 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

November Chapter Happy Hour Boulder

Join the APA Colorado Board in Boulder for a post board meeting happy hour and networking social. 

Friday, November 2nd
4:30 - 6:30ish



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