Why You Should Attend

From Colorado? This Conference is for You!

There are many great reasons to attend the 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver, Colorado, especially if you are from Colorado.

Denver defies the ordinary. The gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of the nation’s most walkable and bike-friendly cities.

From the early days of the City Beautiful movement, Denver has fostered a strong sense of place with urban parks, eclectic architecture and distinctive neighborhoods.

Despite two national recessions in the past decade, the Denver region’s population increased by more than 400,000 to 3 million residents today, and will add 1.2 million more people by 2040. This growth has created numerous challenges related to sprawl, air quality, water supplies, sustainable economic growth and social equity – but also spurred the region into action. Most importantly, residents of the Denver region stepped forward in 2004 and voted to fund FasTracks, and unprecedented commitment to build more than 120 new miles of rapid transit throughout the region.

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will explore some of these great success stories from throughout Denver and Colorado as well as practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in Colorado and the rest of the nation.

Don’t miss out on sessions such as:

  • Are Your Building and Land Use Codes ready for the Changing Climate?
  • Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
  • Beyond Silos: Public Health and Planners Working Together to Create Communities for All
  • Implementing Smart Growth for the Department of Defense
  • Gettin’ Real in Rifle, Colorado
  • Zombie Subdivisions, Can You Restore, Reincarnate, Kill or Prevent Them
  • Growing Food Connections for Sustainable Communities
  • Artspace in Loveland: Affordable Housing and a New Art Center
  • Tools that Empower: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Dramatically Increase Public Participation
  • Put Equity on the Map: Tools for Measuring Access to Opportunity
  • Lessons from the Vacant School House: Turning Empty Buildings into Assets
  • What Does Smart Growth Mean at the Neighborhood Scale
  • Rail in the West
  • Building Leaderships for Water-wise Growth in the West

About New Partners

Conference Organizers

"The challenges of the 21st century will require an unprecedented level of collaboration and innovation. Working together across disciplines, we can create communities that are resilient, prosperous and equitable. The New Partners conference will connect you to diverse experts, new strategies and cutting-edge tools that will help create positive change, starting with your community."
— Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Michele Kelso Warren
916-448-1198 x308
mkwarren ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

Rachael Ryen
916-448-1198 x327
rryen ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

About the Event

A Green Conference

Why You Should Attend