I am thrilled to serve as the faculty representative to the CO APA Board, and to support the connection between the educational and professional communities that contribute to planning in Colorado.
I am a planning faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Planning and Design, home of the Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program as well as other academic programs related to planning. Three key initiatives guide teaching, learning, research, and community engagement in our department. These are: (1) Healthy Communities; (2) Regional Sustainability; and (3) Urban Revitalization. Visit our community web page to learn more about us: http://murp.cudenvercap.org/.
With input from the planning community in Colorado, we developed a new strategic plan in 2012, and we have implemented several of its components including a new curriculum and several new courses.
The department worked with alumni to formalize a MURP Alumni Association with several committees to support professional development, student opportunities, a scholarship fund, and community engagement. Visit the MURPAA web page to become involved, and to connect to the group via LinkedIn, Facebook, or e-mail: http://murp.cudenvercap.org/category/murpaa-menu/.
Please feel free to contact me about the MURP program; partnering with the department or individual faculty on courses, projects, or research; or general questions about the planning profession.