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.


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

Kevin Foley
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Brad Segal
Progressive Urban Management Associates

Kara Veitch
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration


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