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Board Minutes 07-11-2014

APA CO Board Minutes
Friday, July 11, 2014
RTD, Denver, Colorado
Items discussed include planning for the 2014 APA CO Conference in Crested Butte, 2014 Bylaws amendments, Area Representative redistricting map and APA Colorado Awards.

Board Minutes 03-07-2014

APA CO Board Minutes
Friday, March 7, 2014
CDOT Headquarters - Denver, Colorado
Items discussed include a presentation by CDOT on transit and rail projects, planning for the 2014 APA CO Conference in Crested Butte, PIC update, quarterly strategic plan review and the travel policy.

APA Colorado Board Meeting

APA Colorado Board Meeting
September 5, 2014
Host: TBD
2:00 - 4:00 pm

10-Minute Tuesdays: September 2nd

Join Emerging Planning Professionals for the next edition of Ten Minute Tuesday:
Listen to speed presentations on a variety of planning and land use related topics, followed by engaging discussion!

2014 Design by Communities Design Charrette RFQ

2014 Design Charrett RFQ
UC Denver & Housing Colorado event
October 3-5th

Planning Matters Summer 2014 Now Available

The Summer 2014 Edition of Planning Matters is now available online.

President's Message: Economic Sustainable Tourism

So exactly what is economically sustainable tourism? Without wanting to pre-empt any of the articles here, let me offer some thoughts. Read the APA Colorado President's perspective.

Creating a Sustainable Tourist Economy beyond the Peak Season

All too often many of Colorado’s small communities are reliant on economic fluctuations which planners cannot change. These forces include weather, snow pack, and the global tourism economy. Michael will describe how Salida, a mountain community reliant on summer tourism and recreation continually creates and maintains their economy.

Sustainable Planning; Sustainable Infrastructure Assessments, a United States Air Force Led Initiative

Beginning in 2011, Sustainable Infrastructure Assessments (SIA’s) are being conducted across the United States Air Force Enterprise at installations in Colorado and worldwide. SIA’s consist of six types of assessments or audits for Air Force facilities: 1) Real Property Inventory, 2) Space Utilization to ensure facilities are optimized and properly configured for efficient operations, 3) Energy and Water conservation opportunities, 4) High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) audits identifying requirements to elevate the level of building performance 5) Facility Condition assessments (FCA’s) to determine sustainment, restoration, and modernization requirements, 6) Real Property Installed Equipment Inventory to determine maintenance and replacement requirements of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment.

Vail Valley Gets “ACTIVELY GREEN” for 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Kim Langmaid, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship at Walking Mountains Science Center and a member of the Environment Committee of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, describes the “Actively Green 2015” efforts in the Vail Valley can further the efforts to spawn local innovation and leave a long-term legacy that benefits the entire community.



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