Get in the Loop - Community-Driven Planning for Connection

APA Colorado Chapter


Thursday, April 11, 2019
7 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. MDT

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Did you know there are at least four (yes, 4!) Denver groups planning walking and biking loops with their communities? This session brings representatives from these initiatives together to discuss their work to date and share insights on challenges, successes, and what’s next.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will hear from four different community-based multi-modal planning projects in Denver, and learn about the vision, approach, and next steps for each.

2. Attendees will learn about the challenges and best practices for community-led design, with a focus on equity and sustaining buy-in from concept to implementation.

3. Attendees will hear from the four different projects on how their work contributes to a larger vision of mobility and access in Denver, and ways to get involved going forward.


Jake Houston

Jake Houston is the Colorado Community Trails Director for The Trust for Public Land. Jake joined The Trust for Public land in April 2018 to create the Colorado Community Trails Program, an innovative initiative aimed at fostering a more connected, healthier, and economically thriving Colorado. Jake previously held the position ... Read More

Alana Romans

Alana Romans is the Communications and Special Projects Manager at Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), a nonprofit dedicated to the creation of equitable communities through affordable real estate. In her current role, Alana connects with local communities, stakeholders, partners and municipalities. In an effort to combine her love of car-less transportation ... Read More

Mayra Gonzáles

Mayra Gonzáles is the Project Manager of the Montbello FreshLo Cultural Hub and Walkable Loop, an initiative of the Montbello Organizing Committee. Gonzáles is formalizing her passion for community empowerment, economic development and social justice by completing a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver ... Read More

Norma Brambila

The mission of Westwood Unidos is, “to unify and organize resident leaders and community-based organizations to take positive action on the topics residents identify as most important.” Norma has been working for Westwood Unidos for eight years as a community connector and coordinator of safety working with other residents to ... Read More

Emily Patterson

Emily Patterson is the Program Director for The Trust for Public Land. Emily has 15 years of experience working with communities and local, state, and federal partners to protect, plan, design, and build public spaces. She has been with The Trust for Public Land since 2012. The Colorado Parks for ... Read More

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