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Addressing Resiliency in Denver with Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2026

Credits: None available.

Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00


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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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.


  • Meredith Wenskoski, ASLA, LEED AP, President and Founder, Livable Cities Studio, Inc.
  • Happy Haynes, Executive Director, Parks and Recreation, City and County of Denver
  • Sam Stevens, PE, Engineering Supervisor, City and County of Denver


  • 1.25 - PDH

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