Regis University to co-host 3-day gentrification event Jan. 24-26

January 09, 2017

The SEED Institute at Regis University’s College of Business and Economics has joined forces with The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado to present a three-night event on gentrification in Denver.

Held at The Alliance Center on Jan. 24-26, the event focuses on the pros and cons of gentrification in Denver.

Each night begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and appetizers, and will wrap up at 8:30 p.m.

The event’s first two nights will feature experts providing an overview of gentrification concerns in Denver: The first evening will focus on how population growth has affected the housing market. The second evening will look at solutions for minimizing displacement and fostering diversity within neighborhoods. Panelists will talk about two Denver neighborhood projects -- Sun Valley and the Federal corridor.

The community is invited to come together for a panel discussion the third evening. Organizers hope a collaborative vision for Denver and its neighborhoods will emerge from these talks.

All conference events are free to the public, but registration is encouraged. Children are welcome at the conference on all three nights, and simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish.

Those interested in attending may register for each night individually at the following links:

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Day 1 speakers:

Tammy Lewis and Ken Gould, Brooklyn College professors and authors of “Green Gentrification: Urban Sustainability and the Struggle for Environmental Justice”

Damien Thompson, director, Regis University Center for Food Justice and Healthy Communities

Day 2 speakers:

Michael Leccese, executive director, ULI Colorado

Chris Parr, senior advisor, Sun Valley EcoDistrict

Callahan Seltzer, integrated project leader, CityCraft Ventures

Day 3 discussion facilitators:

Beth Caniglia, director, Regis University SEED Institute

Ken Sagendorf, director, Regis University Innovation Center

Damien Thompson, director, Regis University Center for Food Justice and Healthy Communities

For more information, contact Jennifer Oliver at 303.964.5126 or