Building Stronger Communities


Colorado's population is projected to grow by over 3 million by,2050. How communities plan for these changes is key to the long-term health and vitality of the state. This workshop will equip local government staff, partners, and leaders with information and strategies to proactively plan for community development in the wake of demographic changes to come. Through planning tools and resources as well as local case studies, participants will be poised to better meet the future development challenges and seize opportunities.



8:30 am


9:00 am

Welcome &, Introductions

9:15 am

What to Consider While Planning for the Next 50 years: Demographic Projections and Trends
Rob Kemp, DOLA, State Demography Office - Presentation Slides

10:15 am


10:30 am

Strategies for Housing Choices &, Affordability
Sarah Blanchard, DOLA, Division of Housing
David Schwartz, Economic &, Planning Systems, Inc. - Presentation Slides
Kate Berg, Summit County Community Development Division - Presentation Slides
Robert M. Munroe, Solvera Affordable Housing Advisors - Presentation Slides

12:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote
Clark Anderson, Community Builders - Presentation Slides


How Historic Preservation Strengthens Our Economy
Cindy Nasky, Colorado Preservation, Inc.

1:30 pm

Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions
Logan Sand, DOLA, Division of Local Government,-,Presentation Slides
Tareq Wafaie, Clarion Associates
Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Department - Presentation Slides

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Water into Land Use Planning
Anne Miller, DOLA, Division of Local Government - Presentation Slides
Torie Jarvis, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments - Presentation Slides
Mac Cummins, Westminster Planning Division - Presentation Slides
Stu Feinglas, Westminster Water Resources and Quality Division

4:15 pm