Class 2007-02 held from August 8 - September 19, 2007
the regional success of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the Metro
Denver area by providing relevant & timely information to help policy
makers, business leaders, and the general public make informed decisions
regarding transportation and community development investment.
educate other citizens regarding transit oriented development.
o Actively educate other citizens regarding transportation infrastructure
o Actively gather, analyze and summarize relevant data.
o Support efforts to secure public and private funding.
o Develop and use active listening skills to bring shared meaning to the
vocabulary associated with TOD.
second Citizen’s Academy will be offered on Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm
beginning on August 8 and finishing on September 19.
1: Reshaping Metro Denver -- the legacy of Transit Oriented Development
Academy Overview (PRESENTATION)
Presented by: Kathleen
Osher, Executive Director, Transit Alliance
2: The Denver Region – Its Evolution and the Plan for Growth
for Growth in the Denver Region (PRESENTATION)
Presented by: Larry Mugler, Planning Services Coordinator, DRCOG
the Denver Region
Presented by: Peter Park, Manager of Community Planning & Development,
City & County of Denver
3: Transit Oriented Development - The Public Perspective
Transit Oriented Development - The Public Perspective
Transit Oriented Development (PRESENTATION)
Presented by: Bill Sirois, TOD Manager, Regional Transportation District
Colorado - SubUrban Transition (PRESENTATION)
Presented by: Bob
Simpson, Director of Community Development, City of Englewood
4: Transit Oriented Development - The Private Perspective; TOD & Sustainability
Developer Perspective (PRESENTATION)
Presented by: George Thorn, President, Mile High Development
Presented by: Shahnaz Jaffair, LEED AP, Technical Assistant, Rocky
Mountain Masonry Institute
5: Economics of TOD & Making it Affordable
for Mixed-Income TOD in Metro Denver (PRESENTATION)
Karen Lado, Denver Office Director, Enterprise
of TOD (PRESENTATION)
Arleen Taniwaki, ArLand Land Use Economics
6: Mock Hearing on Station Area
Transit Alliance created a mock public hearing
as part of the sixth week of the Citizens’ Academy. Academy participants
were assigned specific roles and asked to research this perspective. These
roles were the basis for their involvement in the public involvement exercise.
Statements from Mock Citizen Participants
7: Individual action plan presentations