Community Building Colorado-Style Conference  

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 AM – Registration, coffee

9:00 AM – Welcome by Brian Muller, CEDaR, University of Colorado Boulder and 
                  Korkut Onaran, Congress for the New Urbanism

9:15 AM – General Session 1
                   Place Making through Strong Local Businesses

  • Natalie Johnson, Director, The Manitou Springs Creative District; Executive Director, The Manitou Art Center
  • Bill Mahar, Senior Associate, Norris Design
  • Brad Power, Director, Department of Community Development, Englewood, CO
  • Krista Roberts, Event Director, Slow Food Nations; Director, Slow Food Denver

10:30 AM – Break

10:45 AM – General Session 2
                     Creativity, Innovation and Community: Putting Together the Pieces

  • Ishbel Dickens, Ishbel Dickens Consulting, former Executive Director of the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA)
  • Emily Patterson, Parks for People Program Manager, The Trust for Public Land
  • John Clark/Diedra Silbert, Town of Ridgway
  • Becky Safarik, Town of Greeley

11:50 AM – Opportunities to Work with CU Boulder Students. Program in Environmental Design and Environmental Studies.           

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Breakout Discussions

1. Smart City and Community: Connecting the Dots

  • Jennifer Newcomer, Director of Research, The Piton Foundation
  • Duer Reeves, Chief Operations Officer, Left Hand Robotics
  • Jon Walker, Transportation Policy Manager, LYFT
  • Wangda Zuo, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

 

2. Building Better Colorado Communities by Partnering with Children and Youth

  • Allison Bayley, Youth Opportunities Program Manager, City of Boulder
  • Anita Evans, GOCO Inspire Grant Coordinator, Delta County; Executive Director of The Nature Connection
  • Carlos Lerma, Community Programs Coordinator, Nature Kids Jóvenes de la Naturaleza
  • Mara Mintzer, Program Director, Growing Up Boulder

 

3. Next Steps for Creative Districts I

  • Christine Costello, Program Manager, Colorado Creative Industries
  • Georgia Lindsay, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder​, Program in Environmental Design
  •  Marilyn Leuszler, Corazon de Trinidad Creative District
  • Kim Keith, Executive Director, Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Steamboat Creative District

2:15 Break

 

2:30 PM--Breakout Discussions

 

1. Roundtable: Future of Mobile/Manufactured Housing

  • Deborah Cantrell, Associate Professor & Director, Clinical Education Program University of Colorado Law School
  • Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, Transit/Housing Organizer, 9to5 Colorado
  • Manuela Stewart, Director of CU Community Partnerships, CU Engage

 

2. Green Infrastructure: the MetroLab Network and Community-Based Research

  • Sarah Anderson, Water Quality Project Manager, City and County of Denver
  • Paul Glasgow, City of Lyons
  • Sara Tabatabaie, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mehdi Heris, Doctoral Student, University of Colorado Denver/Boulder

 

3. Next Steps for Creative Districts II

  • Christine Costello, Program Manager, Colorado Creative Industries
  • Georgia Lindsay, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder​, Program in Environmental Design
  • Marilyn Leuszler, Corazon de Trinidad Creative District
  • Kim Keith, Executive Director, Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Steamboat Creative District                                                           

3:45 PM – Wrap-up, the Colorado MetroLab Network, Next Steps

4:30 PM – Conference Ends

 

The Smart City and Community panel was developed in collaboration with the City of Boulder.  Other conference partners include CU Boulder's Office for Outreach and Engagement, Program in Environmental Design and the Research & Innovation Office. 

 

2017 Conference Speakers