OZ Urban Living Expert Leads the Discussion on, “Design for Density”

Colorado’s rapidly increasing population has changed many of the state’s communities, both rural and urban. As more people pack into Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, the need for more infrastructure grows – from housing to transportation to retail hubs and services.

How can developers, designers and planners ensure that in our urgency to create more infrastructure we actually create thoughtful, quality buildings, neighborhoods and urban corridors? This is the crux of the discussion Kelly Davis, OZ principal and a lead for the firm’s urban living and workplace practices, will manage at this year’s Denver Design Week.

Moderating one of the annual event’s most engaging and knowledgeable panels, Kelly will explore what makes a city livable, how density can be done well, and what quality means in the rush to build. From downtown workplaces, to mixed-use developments, to public spaces and art, Kelly and the panel will dig into the needs of Colroado’s changing urban areas, and the solutions that bring about a desirable, engaging city.

Panelists include:

  • Jon Buerge – Chief Development Officer, Urban Villages
  • Albus Brooks – VP Milender White
  • Ken Schroeppel – Asst. Professor, CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning and Founder of Denver Infill
  • Brad Buchanan – CEO of National Western
  • John Desmond – President of Revitalizing Cities

“Density is a hot topic, but we usually hear from detractors who are experiencing the negative effects of construction inconvenience and change. The goal of this panel is to transform that conversation and share more about constructive solutions to address density that can deliver positive outcomes, such as neighborhood vibrancy, walkability, and climate responsibility,” said Kelly.

The Designing for Density panel is taking place October 24 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Space Gallery Annex. For tickets visit www.DenverDesignWeek.com