Conference Reception
Thursday, October 24, 2019 
5:30-7 p.m.

University of Colorado Boulder, Environmental Design Building, 1060 18th St., ENVD 134
The evening before the conference, please join the Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR) for a networking reception. The reception will feature student work selected through an APA-juried competition. Everyone is welcome, but a separate registration for the reception is required, which can be done through this website at the same time as registering for the conference for the first time, or can be added later by logging into your conference registration account.

Morning Sessions
Friday, October 25, 2019 
7:45-8:15 a.m. 

Conversation and Coffee 

Arrive early for coffee and conversation with participants and colleagues.  

8:15-8:35 a.m. 
Welcome, Introductions, Logistics 

  • CEDaR Staff and Hosts 
  • Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado Boulder  

8:40-9:40 a.m. 
Panel I: Development, Affordability and Dislocation in Colorado Cities
This panel introduces the issues of affordability and displacement, demographic and economic changes, as well as reflections on initiatives and new directions in the state.

  • Elizabeth Garner, Colorado Department of Local Affairs 
  • Irene Aguilar, City of Denver 
  • Matilde Garcia, Mujeres Emprendedoras Coopertative 
  • Korkut Onaran, Pel Ona Architects and Urbanists 
  • Brian Muller, University of Colorado Boulder 

9:40-9:55 a.m.   

9:55-10:55 a.m.
Panel II: An Interview on Equity and Community Building
Squeezed Out? "Displacement" is the controversial buzz word of the day in the booming economy of Metro Denver. Join us for a conversation with Nita Mosby Tyler and Brian Corrigan as we consider wealth management and remodeling the power structures of our society as the key components to community building.

  • Nita Mosby Tyler, The Equity Project, LLC 
  • Brian Corrigan, Futures Untied Network 
  • Katherine Correll, Downtown Colorado, Inc. 

10:55-11:55 a.m.
Panel III: Perspectives on Affordability: Lessons Learned from Practice
Explore the various dimensions and challenges of affordability and displacement, including affordable housing and transportation, resident services, and ethnic challenges. The panel will also share recommendations and best practices.

  • Tony Chacon, City of Longmont 
  • Fernando Pages Ruiz, Fine Homebuilding 
  • Peter Swift, Swift and Associates 
  • Korkut Onaran, Pel Ona Architects and Urbanists 

11:50-1:00 p.m.   
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Enjoy a delicious lunch while listening to our keynote speaker, Dan Carmody, president, Eastern Market Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.

Afternoon Sessions
1-2:15 p.m. Workshops  

Session 1: Workshop - Planning for Immigrants and Refugees
Language, literacy and financial difficulties can create barriers for immigrants and refugees, access to affordable housing and other public services. Explore strategies to facilitate immigrant participation in the planning processes and their access to affordable housing options.

  • Jonathan Cappelli, Cappelli Consulting LLC. 
  • Slavica Park, Focus Points Family Resource Center 
  • Jamie Torres, District 3-Denver City Council 
  • Sara Tabatabaie, University of Colorado Boulder  

Session 2: Workshop –  Small Business Displacement: What Can We Do About It?
Independent small businesses are the heart of neighborhoods, towns and cities. Yet, these businesses are stressed by competition from large internet-based companies, high real estate costs and other factors. This panel explores the role of small businesses in today’s changing economic landscape and strategies for strengthening independent small businesses and their contributions to communities.  

  • Amy Beres, Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center 
  • Nathan Schneider, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Deya Zavala, Mile High Connects 
  • Matilde Garcia, Mujeres Emprendedoras Coopertative 
  • Irma Diaz, Mujeres Emprendedoras Coopertative 

Session 3:  Roundtable – Home Wanted: Tripling Affordability, Building an Accessible Community
Join community experts and advocates for a fast-paced, working design session to help build our future community. The high cost of housing in Boulder County makes finding a home increasingly difficult. Achieving success on the issue of affordable housing is only possible using multiple tools and a commitment to action by the public and private sectors, and by all those who live and work here. This panel will provide an opportunity for discussion of options for building a thriving, equitable housing sector in Boulder County. 

2:15-2:30 p.m. Networking break 

2:30-3:45 p.m. Workshops  

Session 4: Workshop – Envisioning the Manufactured Housing Community of Tomorrow 
Most manufactured home communities in the US were designed in the mid-20th century. Join residents of manufactured housing communities, designers, youth and others in a conceptual design workshop.  What would the community of today and tomorrow look like?

  • Marda Kirn, EcoArts Connection 
  • Jennifer Shelby, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Brenda Ritenour, City of Boulder 
  • Carissa Samaniego, City of Boulder 

Session 5: Workshop - Displacement and Dislocation
Connect with community leaders for a discussion of state and local policy, financing mechanisms, education efforts, and compensation programs. This panel explores causes of displacement, including in-migration and gentrification, and examines strategies to address its effects.

  • Paul Casey, Westwood Unidos 
  • Drew O’Connor, Unison Housing Partners 
  • Elizabeth Zacarias, Community Activist 
  • Brian Muller, University of Colorado Boulder 

Session 6: Roundtable  Creative Corridors and Community Building Toolbox
Creative industry and equitable management planning are powerful tools in the effort to balance changing demographics and priorities for community building. Visit with leaders from a creative corridor linking Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, and Downtown Colorado Springs where different populations and types of community are finding creative solutions. 

  • Jonathan Neely, Old Colorado City Partnership 
  • Katherine Correll, Downtown Colorado, Inc. 
  • Claire Swinford, Downtown Colorado Springs Partnership 
  • Natalie Johnson, Manitou Arts Center 

3:45-4:05 p.m. Closing Reception