September 5, 2018
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Mobility Choice Blueprint – Denver Metro Area – Take the Quiz
The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy to help the Denver metro region identify how to best prepare for and invest in the rapidly changing technology that is revolutionizing transportation mobility. A unique planning and funding partnership of CDOT, DRCOG, RTD and the Denver Metro Chamber is creating the Mobility Choice Blueprint – a coordinated strategic direction for the evolving mobility of the region related to walking, bicycling, driving and transit. The 2030 Blueprint will analyze travel trends and technologies in the region, explore and evaluate various technologies and their implications for mobility, align transportation investments of multiple public agencies and create new planning and implementation partnerships.
5 minutes of your time will help shape the future of mobility in the Denver metro area! Take this unique quiz:
Join local and national experts for a unique half-day summit to discuss the changing mobility marketplace and RTD’s plans and innovations to lead the transformation and integration of mobility as a service across our region.
Thursday, September 13, 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Tivoli Turnhalle on Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver
Who should attend? Local government transportation and planning staff, city managers, transportation management associations and organizations, and other public/nonprofit agencies involved in mobility integration. Continental breakfast will be served
High Line Canal Opportunity Forum
September 14, 2018, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Aurora Public Library, 15151 E Alameda Parkway
Join ULI Colorado for an exclusive tour and expert panel featuring opportunities for sustainable development and health equity along the High Line Canal. Attendance is limited– letter of interest required to register. ULI Colorado, in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, and funding from the Colorado Health Foundation and the Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, offers a one day “Opportunity Forum” to identify challenges and opportunities, as well as better ways to work together, to advance sustainable development and health equity along the High Line Canal. The forum will engage stakeholders, developers, community members, and ULI members to promote and advance access to the High Line Canal, spur smart investment, and integrate Building Healthy Places principles. Following the Opportunity Forum, ULI Colorado will publish findings in a “Development Toolbox” on best practices for development along waterways and greenways.
Commercial Economic Update and Property Tour
Friday, September 21
8:30 – 10:30 am – Breakfast Program
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Property Tour
KC Conway, MAI, CRE
Director of Research & Corporate Engagement, Alabama Center for Real Estate
Chief Economist, CCIM Institute
- National economy update – real estate transactions and areas of growth and expansion
- Effects of tariffs on the businesses
- Adaptive reuse and the new skills required to undertake reuse projects
Tour the Hines Highrise Office – 1144 15th Street
- Review of the design, construction and leading-edge technologies
- Economies that substantiated the development
- Leasing market and target tenants.
Housing Colorado NOW! Annual Conference
October 3-5, 2018 at the Vail Marriott in Vail, Colorado
The NOW! Annual Conference is celebrating 30 years as Housing Colorado’s signature event, which gathers affordable housing professionals for creative, inspiring, and thought-provoking education. This year, we will build from our past successes to shape Colorado’s future—a future of more affordable options and excellent, safe housing for all. The time for solutions and collaboration is NOW! We hope you join us for a week of inspiration in the mountains; together, we will tackle the big issues together and find ways to develop and preserve our state’s housing. This event, is one of the largest of its kind, with 850+ in attendance in 2017.
Applications for DRCOG’s fall 2018 Citizens’ Academy are now open.
DRCOG now operates the Citizens’ Academy, formerly a program of Transit Alliance. Through the nationally recognized academy, participants learn about mobility and land use from local experts and leaders, network with other residents and act on what they’ve learned. Since 2007, more than 800 from around the region have completed the academy, increasing their knowledge of regional issues and enhancing their leadership capacity. The academy is also a great opportunity for prospective or current local government leaders. DRCOG is now accepting applications for the fall 2018 session at:
The application period will close on Sept. 5. The seven-week academy begins Sept. 27. If you have any questions about DRCOG’s Citizens’ Academy, please contact:
Director, Regional Planning and Development
Denverright: Game Plan for a Healthy City
Denver’s two-year Denveright outreach and planning effort, has obtained input from thousands of Denverites and resulted in plans for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city. The plans will guide the city’s growth, development, parks, mobility options and more over the next 20 years. The plan drafts are available for review, comment and a detailed survey through October 31. City planners will also host office hours in several locations beginning in September. The draft plans will be revised based on input received, and in early 2019, Denver City Council will review plans that require council adoption. Draft plans include:
Comprehensive Plan 2040 – An overall 20-year vision and goals
Blueprint Denver – An integrated land use and transportation plan
Game Plan for a Healthy City – A parks and recreation plan
Denver Moves: Transit – A first-ever local transit plan
Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails – A sidewalks, street crossings and trails plan