The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (RMLUI), headquartered at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, will hold its annual conference in Denver on March 3 and 4, 2011.
"'The Next West: 20th Anniversary Land Use Conference' presents a singular opportunity to explore both change and continuity in the region's communities and landscapes over the past two decades while beginning to look ahead to the next 20 years, to the 'New West,'" William Shutkin, RMLUI director said recently.
According to Mr. Shutkin:
"An extraordinary confluence of forces is changing the way communities across the West and the nation plan, grow and define their success. Climate change, technology, globalization, urbanization and a new wave of immigration are challenging old rules and patterns of development -- both physical and economic.For information about the conference agenda, please click here. To register, please click here.
"As the region begins to emerge from the current economic crisis, professionals and citizens alike will need to understand the forces driving our land use and development patterns, forces that cut across geography, disciplines, fields and sectors. Like never before, they will be called upon to design new models that join prosperity, community and ecology in a bold vision tailored to the needs of a rapidly changing region in a radically changing world."