2018 Conference Presentations



2018 APA Colorado State Conference






Some of the presentations from the 2018 conference have been shared. Sessions, roundtables and workshops have all been listed below by date and time. If the session is bold and maroon, the presentation has been shared and is available in a PDF format. If the session is not in bold-maroon, then it has not yet been shared. As presentations are provided by the speakers, they will be added to this page. Check back for updates! If you are a speaker who would like to share your conference presentation, email


1:45 - 3:15

2018 Legislative Update

Historic Preservation in the ATomic Age: Finding and Preserving Mid-Century Architecture and History from Steel Towns to Ski Towns

The Future of Retail: Active Ground floors and In-Person Sales in an E-Commerce World

Tiny Homes, Big Ideas: Alternative Housing, Conventional Reality

3:30 - 5:00

Navigating Ethical Pitfalls in Planning

The New Era of Neighborhood Transportation Management and Speed Mitigation

Smart Mobility Colorado: Hype vs Potential

Autonomous Vehicles: Preparing Your Community for this Panacea

10:30 - 12:00

Planning by Direct Democracy: What's a Planner to do with Initiatives and Referenda?

Green Infrastructure for Downtown Colorado

Process for Play: Building Partnerships and Organizing Stakeholders in Parks and Recreation Master Planning

People, Place & Culture: Reinventing our built environment and meaningfully integrating health

12:00 - 1:30

New Ruralism in STaR Communities Roundtable

Women in the Workplace Roundtable


Integrating Land Planning and Water Conservation Workshop

Colorado Water Plan: Training modules and recorded webinars

Sonoran Institute & Lincoln Institute of Land Use Policy
• Growing Water Smart webinar series, workbook, workshop & technical assistance
Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy guidance materials

Keystone Policy Center:  Colorado Water & Growth Dialogue reports (including the Residential Land Use and Water Demand Tool that Mitch Horrie from Denver Water discussed in the panel presentation)

Western Resource Advocates:  Resources for Land Use Planning for Water Efficiency including training and technical assistant for staff and elected officials

APA: Water Planning Policy Guide, PAS Report, Water and Planning Network

1:45 - 3:15

Promoting Equity Through Resilience Planning

Don't Forget What's Already There

Hyperloop: Future Reality or Just a Pipe Dream

Building for the Future: Growing the Manufacturing and Industrial Sectors in Colorado

3:30 - 5:00

Denver's Blueprint for an Inclusive City

A Municipal Staff Planner's Survival Guide: Hints, Tips and Tricks for Planners in Local Government

Planners to Managers

Incorporating Young Voices in Transportation Planning

10/5 FRIDAY 
9:30 - 12:00

Planning for Uncertainty: An Overview and Demonstration of Exploratory Scenario Planning

Breaking It Down: Planning Commisioner Workshop

9:45 - 10:45

Designing Neighborhoods and Architecture for Attainable Housing in Colorado

Small Town Tactics: Integrating tactical urbanism strategies inot the public engagment and design process

The Chautauqua Access Management Plan: A Bold TDM Plan That Worked

PART 1      PART 2

11:00 - 12:00

Land Use Planning and Wildfire: The Summit County Approach

Moving the Needle on Healthy Food Access

Keystones of Character: Branding Plans, Projects and Places

12:00 - 1:30

When Generations Collide: Planning's Multigeneration Office Roundtable

Expanding Community Engagment Reach and Effectiveness Through the Use of Online Tools

1:45 - 2:45

An Innovative Approach to Stormwater Management, Multi-Modal Transportation and Planning

All I Want is a Job

Building Long-Term Relationships with Elected Officials that Achieve Results

Incorporating Resilience in Downtown Plans

3:00 - 4:30 Closing Session Presentations


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