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2014 Legislative Wrap-Up

President's Message: Good Planning Requires Partnerships and Collaboration

Susan Wood, AICP and APA CO Chapter President
Soon my tenure as APA Colorado Chapter President will come to an end and while this is somewhat bittersweet, I have been so very fortunate to work with a dedicated and tireless Executive Board and with Shelia Booth who has made all our accomplishments happen.

PD or Not PD – That is the Question

Don Elliott, FAICP will explore current trends in using Planned Developments as a tool to enhance development through zoning.

Planned Unit Development – Looking back

Looking back over the past 15 years, a city planner analyzes the actual impacts derived from Prospect Village, a PUD in in Longmont.

Success and Lessons: South Main, Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is home to the South Main development, a new urbanism, environmentally friendly development that has reshaped downtown Buena Vista. This article will look at the impacts this progressive development has had on the community.

Barefoot Lakes: A Community Designed Around Wellness

Adjacent to the St. Vrain River, the Barefoot Lakes master plan creates distinctive recreation opportunities around the site’s lakes and views of the Rocky Mountains.

The Non-Planners Take: Gold Hill Mesa, Colorado Springs

Residents of Colorado Springs’ Gold Hill Mesa traditional neighborhood design share the benefits of living in the community as well as identifying the shortfalls and drawbacks to living in these planned communities.

Symposium Success: 11th Annual Transportation Symposium

The 11th Annual Spring Transportation Symposium was held on April 4, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, and was jointly hosted by the local sections/chapters of ACEC, APA, ASCE, ITE, ITS and WTS. The event included attendance by 320 of the area’s transportation professionals, including 25% public sector attendees and 22 students.

Chapter Admin Minute: A tornado hit my desk

Shelia Booth, Chapter Administrator shares the latest Chapter happenings.

2014 Springs Bike and Brew Tour

Springs Bike & Brew Tour
May 17th @ 3:00 p.m.
Planners take their bikes to the road to sample some brews and learn some zoning and development stories for the establishments visisted.

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