Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

In response to an official announcement from CU Denver regarding changes to the campus events policy, the School of Public Affairs will be holding all of our events virtually, unless otherwise indicated, until we are permitted to resume our in-person programming. This affects events such as our First Friday Breakfast and Criminal Justice Series, as well as our co-hosted events. Those not already on our events mailing list can subscribe to receive updates and invitations to our events.

April First Friday with the School of Public Affairs: The Post-Pandemic Future of Downtown Denver

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Please note: this event will take place the second Friday of April

April First Friday: The Post-Pandemic Future of Downtown Denver


Downtown areas thrive on density, human interaction at close scale, and the vibrancy that people bring to a place. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown Denver was booming. Plans in the making over many years were coming together, as office buildings, hotels, and other projects were filling in surface parking lots and other downtown spaces.

With the pause that the pandemic has put on those plans, what can we expect once public health guidance deems it safe to congregate in downtown Denver?

How many people will return to work in office spaces, and how often? What will be the impact on the downtown restaurant and entertainment scenes? And how about taxes that fund public services, such as transit? What can we learn from other cities or related examples?

Please join our expert panel for a discussion on these topics.


This event will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.


Panelists

Emily Brett (AMPA ’12)
Director of Economic Development
Downtown Denver Partnership

Kevin Foley
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Brad Segal
President
Progressive Urban Management Associates

Kara Veitch
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration


Moderator

Todd Ely
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Local Government
CU Denver School of Public Affairs

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April First Friday with the School of Public Affairs: The Post-Pandemic Future of Downtown Denver

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Please note: this event will take place the second Friday of April

April First Friday: The Post-Pandemic Future of Downtown Denver


Downtown areas thrive on density, human interaction at close scale, and the vibrancy that people bring to a place. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown Denver was booming. Plans in the making over many years were coming together, as office buildings, hotels, and other projects were filling in surface parking lots and other downtown spaces.

With the pause that the pandemic has put on those plans, what can we expect once public health guidance deems it safe to congregate in downtown Denver?

How many people will return to work in office spaces, and how often? What will be the impact on the downtown restaurant and entertainment scenes? And how about taxes that fund public services, such as transit? What can we learn from other cities or related examples?

Please join our expert panel for a discussion on these topics.


This event will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.


Panelists

Emily Brett (AMPA ’12)
Director of Economic Development
Downtown Denver Partnership

Kevin Foley
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Brad Segal
President
Progressive Urban Management Associates

Kara Veitch
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration


Moderator

Todd Ely
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Local Government
CU Denver School of Public Affairs
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