The DenverInfill Blog features content provided by both regular contributors and guest authors.
Our regular contributors are:
Ken Schroeppel is the founder and administrator of DenverInfill and its companion blog, DenverUrbanism. 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.
Rick Anstey is retired CEO and current Chairman of the Board of Oxford Networks, a 110 year old communications company headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. Rick’s interest in urbanism goes back two decades to his work on economic development in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and later in Lewiston, where Oxford Networks triggered significant urban redevelopment after relocating its headquarters to a long-neglected area of that city’s downtown. Rick also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. Now living in Downtown Denver, Rick is active with Union Station Advocates and is a member of that organization’s Board of Directors. Rick serves as DenverInfill’s point person for the massive Union Station redevelopment project.
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.
Ryan Dravitz is a bicycle-wielding urban photographer and student studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with the potential for future studies in Urban Planning. True to his construction management interests, Ryan thrives on photographing urban infill construction projects as well as urban scenes in general throughout Denver. Residing in Capitol Hill, Ryan lives the urbanist lifestyle, using and embracing the city around him.
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 DenverInfill, Derek will provide news and updates on new infill projects from throughout urban Denver.