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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.

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.

EPP Business Meeting

EPP Business Meeting

6 PM to 7:30 PM

Union Station Tour

Join EPP for a tour of Union Station* and Happy Hour 

March 24, 2014

EPP Planning Trivia Night

What do you  know about planning?

Professional Development Committee - February Meeting

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) will host its inaugural meeting of 2014 on February 18th.  Details below:


Creative Partnerships and Collaborations – Honor: Hunter Creek – Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan

The Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan (Hunter-Smuggler Cooperative Plan) will decrease the negative impacts of wildfire on the Aspen community, improve the safety and quality of the recreation experience, promote a healthy and diverse forest, manage wildlife habitats to support diversity, expand educational opportunities to promote ecological and historical understanding, incorporate existing infrastructure such as roads into an improved system, and promote local economic development through cooperation and partnerships across land managers and community groups.



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