Invited lectures


2023. The Future of Denver – The Next 50 Years. 5280 Thought Forum. 5280 Magazine + University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2022. A case for segregation? Bridging and bonding in Barcelona’s Raval district. Planificación Urbana, Participación Ciudadana, y Diseño Basado en Ciencia de Datos: Experiencias y Desafíos. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Santiago, Chile.

2022. CU Denver Community Collaboration and Research Center (CCRC). Lynx Lecture, Future Fest 2022. University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2022. Control or compassion? Sanctioned encampments for people experiencing homelessness. MURP/PhD Lunchtime Seminar Series. University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2021.  Just space/espacio de justicia. Espacios de lo colectivo course. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

2020. Can gentrification be equitable? Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute conference. University of Denver, Denver, CO.

2019. Gentrification: How to predict and prevent it. Building Equality, NextGen 360 Event, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States. Denver, CO.

2019. Preventing gentrification before it happens. CU Foundation Trustees quarterly meeting. University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2019. A conversation about gentrification. Community Town Hall on publicly-engaged scholarship. College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2019. New tools for predicting and preventing gentrification. Imagine a Great Region, CityCenter, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.

2017. Just space: Why public space matters now, more than ever. Lecture Series, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture.

2016. Disaster risk creation in the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas: Seeking justice. Disaster Justice in Anthropocene Asia and the Pacific Conference, National University of Singapore. (Invited paper delivered by Andrew Rumbach).

2015. Land use policy for medical marijuana facilities. American Planning Association National Conference, Bettman Law Symposium special session, Seattle, WA, with E. Ross.

2014. Place matters: Protest and public space. International Symposium on Megacities. Centre for the Built Environment. Kolkata, India.

2014. Equitable disaster recovery. Symposium on Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction. Kalimpong, India.

2014. How fair are medical marijuana policies? American Bar Association Conference, Section of State and Local Government Law. Denver, CO.

2014. Equitable planning for medical marijuana. Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute conference. University of Denver.

2014. Placemaking in Denver. Confluence Denver, Downtown Denver Partnership, and University of Colorado Denver.

2013. Place matters: Protest in public space. Annenberg School of Communcation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

2012. The privatization of public space. School of Architecture. Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

2011. Three presentations. Public Open Space in the Sustainable City conference. Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion Institute and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2011. Counterpoint: One question, fifteen answers: Technology’s role in the new economy. Public lecture for Create Denver Week, Department of Cultural Affairs, Denver, Colorado.

2009. Design professions and international business: The case of China. International Executive Roundtable, Institute of International Business, University of Colorado Denver.

2009. Designing public space: Seven central concepts to consider. AIA Colorado forum, Boulder, Colorado.

2009. Security and urban space in post-9/11 New York City. Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai, China.

2009. Security and the erosion of urban public space. College of Dept. of Geography & Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Invited lecturer.

2008. The seven S’s: Theorizing the central tenets of urban design. Union Station Advocates, Denver, Colorado.

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