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Sustainability Committee


The mission of the APA Colorado Sustainability Committee is to promote the integration of sustainability principles into planning policy and practice through relevant education and outreach.


  • Identify innovative planning methods and tools
  • Research best practices in sustainable planning
  • Collaborate
  • Partner with other organizations that share common mission and goals
  • Engage APA Colorado membership, including young planners
  • Promote policy recommendations to support sustainable planning
  • Work with the APA Colorado Legislative Committee on policy issues
  • Share innovative methods, foster dialog, and raise awareness on sustainability issues and how they relate to planning through:
  • A section on the APA Colorado website
  • An article in the Newsletter each quarter
  • Seminars (eligible for CM credits) for planners on how to practicably green their communities
  • Greening State Conference and presenting sessions
  • Providing relevant educational opportunities provided by other organizations
  • As appropriate, promote volunteer opportunities or workday events that support community sustainability efforts

Sustainability Definition:
Sustainability is the capability to equitably meet the vital human needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by preserving and protecting the area's ecosystems and natural resources. (Source: )

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Sustainability Committee Update Spring 2020

The Sustainability Committee wrapped up our EcoDistricts series with a great webinar on cultural resilience with partners from Enterprise Green Communities which included some fascinating case studies and practical resources available on the committee Google Drive (accessible by members, email if interested).

WEBINAR: EcoDistricts - Cultural Resilience

Tuesday, April 14
12:00 p.m. MST
CM|1 (#9199055)
Hosted by APA Colorado Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee, CNU and AIA RUDKC Colorado Holiday Party

Join the Sustainability Committee, CNU and the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community next week December 11th from 5:30-8:30 for a holiday gathering located directly adjoining Union Station in the Coloradan building! Drinks and apps will be provided, donations will be accepted as desired at the door, please note that space is limited to the first 60 people that RSVP (RSVP hyperlink in the flyer below).



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