In 2015, Denver undertook a complex stormwater project to solve a historic drainage problem and flooding in seven low income and minority-occupied neighborhoods. The unprecedented effort resulted in a new form of infrastructure aimed at equity and putting the community’s needs first to create a celebrated series of open spaces.
Understand importance of local government leadership, the value of partnerships, and the necessary community-first approach to achieve transparent decision-making with a focus on equity and resiliency.
Understand the leadership role a landscape architect can play on a large, complex public project alongside executive leadership and engineers where integrated design strategies are required to address multiple challenges.
Discover the importance of educating local communities through tailored public engagement methods and co-creating with stakeholders to deliver equitable outcomes rooted in community desires.
Examine innovative delivery methods on an expedited timeline to deliver high quality parks, public spaces and resiliency strategies.