Denver Urbanists MeetUp #10.5?

Our normal meetups of the “whole number” variety are lively affairs where dozens of friendly people get together and chat about all things urban. Several hundred of you have attended one or more of our ten meetups so far, and Denver Urbanists MeetUp #11 will be coming in March.

Denver Urbanists MeetUp #10.5 is special. One of our own, Ian Harwick, is running for Denver City Council. Ian is a co-founder of the Denver Urbanists MeetUps with me and a contributing blogger at DenverUrbanism. I wanted to hold a special meetup for Ian’s campaign, yet differentiate it from our regular non-political meetups; thus, we have Denver Urbanists MeetUp #10.5!

Denver Urbanists MeetUp #10.5 — Fundraiser Event for Ian Harwick
Wednesday, February 25 at 5:30 PM
McLoughlins Restaurant and Bar, 2100 16th Street (next to the Millennium Bridge)

Ian and I have been friends for nearly ten years. During our first conversation, I noticed his energy and excitement for planning and design, urbanism, and alternative transportation. We continued to build on that initial conversation with many more over time. In early 2013, we began talking about organizing a series of meetups with the goal of providing people interested in urbanism and cities a place to gather, converse, and build relationships to help improve the Mile High City. Ian and I also hoped that our Denver Urbanists MeetUps would help ignite and inspire the next generation of leaders in the community; in the process, it appears that Ian lit his own fire and is now running for Denver City Council.


Ian has a strong dedication to sustainable development, affordable housing, cycling, alternative transportation, and community engagement. It is with great excitement that I am endorsing Ian for Denver City Council. I hope you will join me and my fellow hosts in supporting Ian. It doesn’t matter where you live or work, we need as many pro-urban members on City Council as we can get for Denver to continue to grow, prosper, and become a more sustainable city. Therefore, everyone’s support is important and welcome!

Please come to our special Denver Urbanists MeetUp #10.5 — Fundraiser Event for Ian Harwick and show your support for Ian by making a donation, volunteering for his campaign, or simply offering Ian a friendly word of encouragement and your ideas for how to make a great city even greater. Light munchies will be provided.

Whether you plan to attend the event or not, we welcome your donation to Ian—just click here!