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UCCS invites public to join discussion on 'Urban COS'

Downtown Colorado Springs
Posted at 4:09 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 09:43:08-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — As Colorado Springs continues to evolve and expand as a response to a growing population, UCCS wants your input on what it can do better.

The UCCS community, faculty and subject matter experts will be discussing urban development, and how locals can better support the growing #UrbanCOS.

Faculty leaders are inviting the community to join that discussion, and share that feedback with city leaders.

Here are the three session dates and topics:

Monday Sept. 23rd – Intro to Urbanism

Join us for a lecture on the resurgence of cities by Dr. John Harner from UCCS Geography dept and an interactive activity about envisioning local urban opportunities and roadblocks.

Monday Oct. 14th – Arts & Culture in #UrbanCOS (in conjunction with Arts Month)

Join us for a panel discussion about benefits of local creative districts & creative ecosystems, the economic value of arts & culture, and the function of public art. This session will conclude with a short public art walking tour.

Monday Nov. 4th – The Future of #UrbanCOS

Join us for a discussion about the demographics of urbanization & migration in #UrbanCOS, including local diversity and workforce changes. At this session we will also hear from subject matter experts about the Downtown Masterplan and PlanCOS goals to better understand how these guides support local urbanism, city planning and overall COS placemaking.

To register, you contact Stephanie Adams here:
Free and open to the community, but pre-registration is requested.

Contact: (719) 255-3994


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Each session will take place at the UCCS Downtown campus at 6 p.m.