APAS is hosting the first-ever Colorado Planning Tour. This tour is a great opportunity for MURP students to travel to parts of Colorado we don't often get to during Spring Break and see what cool planning stuff is going on outside the Denver metro area.
If you are interested in joining us, you must RSVP by MARCH 3rd! RSVP via the Google Form ( bit.ly/2kqLnnx
) and we will e-mail you a registration form to fill out.
A little more about the trip:
We would like to expand the networking that is fostered between students and professionals through the APAS by taking students on a trip to visit planners working around the state. As a group we have identified the need to experience more communities around the state as a way to enhance our educational experience, which is otherwise very Denver-centric. This year the APA National Conference is not only prohibitively expensive to attend when you add in travel and boarding in NYC, it also happens in the midst of finals and final deadlines for capstone projects, making it very difficult for students to attend. We thought this might be a good way to make up for this unfortunate situation and get a better sense of the planning profession in Colorado.
THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Day 1 — Monday, March 20th
Depart Denver by 8am
Arrive in Vail @ 11am — meet with planner
1pm Head to Avon for Lunch with David McWilliams
Drive to Rifle arrive 5 — 6pm, Stay the night and tour around a little bit
Day 2 — Tuesday, March 21st
Depart for Palisade by 8am
Arrive in Palisade at 9am, grab breakfast at local spot or picnic breakfast in scenic location
Meet up with planners in Grand Junction possibly get lunch after meeting
Afternoon head up to Fruita to stay the night, maybe go for a hike, Dinner in Fruita
Day 3 — Wednesday, March 22nd
Breakfast in Grand Junction
Depart for Gunnison at 9am
Meeting with planners in Gunnison at Noon, get lunch, Meet with planners at Lunch or After
Head up to Crested Butte, wander around
Head to Salida by 4:30
Arrive in Salida at 6:30 and get dinner in town
Day 4 — Thursday, March 23rd
Breakfast at 8am
Meeting with Salida planners in the morning
Leave Salida by 11am
Arrive Buena Vista around 12:30, grab lunch, check out the town
Possibly stop in Fairplay on the way back to Denver.