March 1, 2011—The University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute holds its 20th annual conference March 3-4 at the law school. This year's event, titled "The Next West: Landscapes, Livelihoods and the Future of the Rocky Mountain Region," includes speakers James Balog, director and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey; Nicola Villa, Global Director of Urban Innovation for Cisco Systems; and Rick Bass, author of 25 books, including Why I Came West and Where the Sea Used to Be.
Sessions will confront the realities of a country and economy that have been reshaped in the first decade of the 21st Century. Topics include, "Sustainability as an Economic Driver in the 'Next West;'" "Affordable Housing and Transit Oriented Development;" and "Putting Sprawl on a Diet." For a session titled "Now that we're Poor: The New Economies of Land Use," organizers note, "The American economy will never be the same, our housing finance system will be more rigorous, and many mid-level jobs lost during this recession are never coming back."
The conference is an excellent opportunity for reporters seeking a range of experts in economic growth, housing, sustainability and the future of the Rocky Mountain region.
What: 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Conference
Where: University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2255 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado
When: March 3, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 4, 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Information: Reporters welcome, RSVP to Chase Squires, (303) 596-4746
Full conference schedule and list of sessions online at http://law.du.edu/index.php/rmlui