DenverUrbanism features content provided by both permanent contributors and guest authors.
Individuals invited as guest authors at DenverUrbanism come from a spectrum of professions and interests within urbanism. From bicycle planning to urban design to brownfields redevelopment, guest bloggers at DenverUrbanism will provide a wide variety of content that collectively promotes a pro-urban agenda and excellence in Denver’s built environment. The list of guest authors at DenverUrbanism will grow over time to provide a comprehensive perspective of urbanism in Denver.
Our regular contributors are:
Ken Schroeppel is the founder and administrator of DenverUrbanism and its companion website and blog, DenverInfill. Ken is an Instructor of Planning and Design in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, where he lectures within the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program on topics relating to planning methodologies, urban form and spatial assessments, and professional applications in planning. Prior to his appointment to the faculty at UCD, Ken worked for 12 years as a planning consultant and project manager, first for URS Corporation, and more recently for Matrix Design Group, a Denver-based planning and engineering consulting firm where Ken specialized in redevelopment and urban renewal planning. Ken received his Master in Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Colorado Denver and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Ken serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Denver Civic Ventures organization and chairs the Partnership’s Transportation and Development Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Union Station Advocates, and served as a member of the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute – Colorado.
Ryan Mulligan is an urban planner focusing on transit-oriented development and other transit support projects with Jacobs Engineering, one of the world’s largest providers of professional technical engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance service projects across the globe, including many in Colorado. Ryan received his Master of Urban and Regional Planning from University of Colorado Denver in 2009 and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from University of Colorado Boulder in 2007. Ryan is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and its Young Leaders Partnership Forum which provides an ongoing opportunity to meet and collaborate with other young leaders on real estate issues.
Dan Malouff is an urban transportation planner for Arlington, Virginia, a community famous in planning circles for its progressive transit oriented development. Dan lives in Washington, DC and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder. He writes extensively about urbanism and transportation on his independent blog, BeyondDC, and his writing is frequently featured online at the Washington Post Local Opinion Blog, Streetsblog.net, and Greater Greater Washington. Dan’s work has appeared in print publications including the Washington Post, the Washington Express, Next American City, and the Colorado Daily. You can reach him at: dan *at* beyonddc *dot*com, and you can follow him on Twitter: @beyonddc.
Shawn Snow is tour director and manages adult programming for History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. He is in charge of all adult public programming for the Colorado History Museum. In 1999, Shawn graduated from CU-Denver with two Master’s Degrees: one in Public Administration and the other in Urban and Regional Planning. With a passion for local history and historic preservation, Shawn has undertaken numerous projects, including the publication of his first book—Denver’s City Park and Whittier Neighborhoods. He enjoys delving into Denver’s past to learn how its built environment has been affected over time. Shawn leads walking tours and bus tours of the city, state and region for Denver History Tours. A member of the American Association for State and Local History, he is continuing his research on the architecture and history of Denver’s public school buildings as well as post-war suburban growth in southwest Denver.
John Hayden is a Colorado native whose passion lies in building healthy communities. As a realtor at Kentwood City Properties with 12 years experience, John has learned a great deal about what draws people to particular communities and why some neighborhoods/cities prosper while others seem to stagnate. A resident and community activist in Curtis Park just north of Downtown Denver, John is committed to making Denver a healthy, attractive place for all its residents. Building a safe, well connected bicycle network is key to achieving this goal. John is the chair of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, a board member of BikeDenver, and is currently working on a masters degree in Urban Planning at the University of Colorado Denver.
Derek Berardi is a resident in Downtown Denver. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning/Design. Derek has worked with Calthorpe Associates in Berkeley, CA, Perkins Eastman in New York City, and has worked for several government municipalities. At DenverUrbanism, Derek’s writing will cover the topics of adaptive reuse and cultural identity.
Robert Wilson is a Denver resident, transit enthusiast, and planning and real estate professional. He graduated the University of Colorado in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and has since worked for Northeast Denver Housing Center. Over the years he has worked in public, private and public non-profit planning agencies in the fields of environmental justice, geographic information science, real estate development, infill redevelopment and construction management. At DenverUrbanism.com, Robert provides updates on RTD’s FasTracks program as well as other significant transit-related developments.