ULI – The Case for Open Space

“As Colorado grows, where will we put new urban parks, and who pays?

Recently, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado held a panel on ‘The Case for Open Space’ to a packed audience at the Children’s Museum. With Colorado’s population nearly doubling since 1993 and Denver’s population expected to grow another 250,000 by 2040, the inclusion and design of open space has never been more important. Founding Principal, Susan Brown, serves as the Co-Chair of ULI’s Explorer Series Committee and assembled two panels of professionals to examine innovative efforts to plan, design, and pay for new parks, while discussing how they will shape the next generation of development.

Panel 1 – Open space policies and initiatives, working with urban drainage, and park equity. Moderated by James Lima, President, James Lima Planning + Development.

  • Mike Bouchard, Denver Parks
  • Harriet LaMair, High Line Canal Conservancy
  • Nicole Ankeney, City of Westminster
  • Jim Petterson, The Trust for Public Land

Panel 2 – Colorado case studies; integrating open space into your real estate projects. Moderated by Bill Wenk, President, Wenk Associates.

  • Bill Mosher, Trammell Crow Company 
  • Jason Winkler, INDUSTRY RiNo Station 
  • Tim Seibert, Nor’wood Development 
  • Tyler Gibbs, Steamboat Springs 

To read a recap of the event, click here!