ULI Colorado: The New Social Experiment: Transforming the Public Realm Webinar


Thursday, July 16th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Registration required to receive your virtual meeting link.

The COVID-19 crisis is transforming the way we use the public realm. Access to and use of open space, commerce, and the public right of way have all changed rapidly. The question is now: will things ever return to the way they were? Do we want them to?

In this virtual forum, we will hear from experts in development, mobility, and open space about how we can leverage this crisis to enhance our cities in the long term. We will also learn from what Copenhagen has been doing to adapt to the new world and continue to support a vibrant quality of life. Join us for this interactive webinar in which we’ll ask you what you want to see in your city and offer data and solutions from what is working locally and in other parts of the world. 
10-10:10 am: Welcome from ULI Colorado & Explorer Committee Co-Chairs
10:10-10:40 am: Panel presentations (10 min each)
  • Jeff Risom of Gehl on learning from Denmark
    Usage data on parks, plazas and open space before, during and after social distancing restrictions.
  • Rodrigo Rodarte of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures
    Programming and operations of public space - what options exist for gathering safely in our parks, and what are people’s preferences for how they want to use parks now?
  • Dylan Jones of Gensler Mobility Lab
    How do we capitalize on this moment to re-evaluate our priorities on how we use space and how we travel? What opportunities exist for mobility & street transformation?

10:40-11 am: Q&A with Amy Cara

Amy Cara
Managing Partner, East West Partners &
Co-Chair of Mayor Hancock's Construction & Development Committee
of the Economic Recovery & Relief Council
Thank you to our ULI Colorado Committees!
Michele Decker, 4240 Architecture, Explorer Committee Chair
Bill Mahar, Norris Design, Explorer Committee Chair
Susan Brown, Valerian, Outgoing Explorer Committee Chair
LaDonna Baertlein, DIG Studio, Building Healthy Places Committee Chair
Thank you to our Community Partners!