November 18, 2015 – Panel Discussion: Planning in Education

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Panel Discussion: Community Planning without Public Schools? A Case for Planners in Education

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
CAP Building, 1250 14th Street Denver, CO 80202
Room 2005

Although comprehensive planning has evolved to include many facets of community life, it does not include education. Indeed, planners’ zoning of residential and commercial development, promotion of affordable housing, and design of bike/ped routes, transit routes, and parks and recreation facilities impact schools, their students’ educational outcomes, and family life. School district planners site schools and facilitate school choice policies that impact the land use and mobility plans of their users and community peers. Shouldn’t these overlap?

Assistant Professor Carrie Makarewicz and MURP alumna Melanie Sloan will discuss their research on planning in education, including equity indicators, and talk about some of the current challenges in education that are playing out in the Denver metro area. Representatives from area Planning Departments, school districts, nonprofit groups, and housing authorities involved in the cross-sections of planning and education have been invited to lend their perspectives.

Hosted by Planners Network – Colorado Chapter and the MURP Alumni Association (MURPAA).

Light refreshments will be served.