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 Director of Professional Engagement/Instructor in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, where he lectures on planning methodologies, urban form, the history of Denver’s built environment, and professional applications in planning. Prior to joining the CU Denver faculty, Ken worked for 12 years as a planning consultant and project manager. Ken received his Master in Urban and Regional Planning degree from CU 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 as well as Union Station Advocates, a citizen group representing the public’s interests in the Denver Union Station redevelopment.
Ryan Dravitz is DenverInfill’s Assistant Editor and 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 central Denver, Ryan lives the urbanist lifestyle, using and embracing the city around him.
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.
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.
Derek Berardi is a resident of Downtown Denver. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning/Design. Derek currently works with The Space Creators building collaborative workspaces for creative entrepreneurs and Denver’s small business community. In addition, he is a freelance graphic designer who works with local businesses throughout the city. Derek’s writing will cover the topics of urbanism, adaptive reuse and cultural identity.
Chad Reischl is an aspiring urban planner with a background in architecture and landscape design. He has a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from CU Denver with an emphasis in urban place making and economic development. He is dedicated to creating sustainable, healthy, and well connected urban communities for future generations to enjoy.
Liz Munn grew up in the shrinking city of Cleveland, Ohio, holds a B.S. in Sustainability from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently a Master of Urban and Regional Planning candidate at the University of Colorado Denver. She is pursuing a professional career in urban development, with a special interest in brownfield revitalization, infill and adaptive reuse projects.
Ryan Keeney is a masters student at the University of Denver studying Geographic Information Science (GIS), urban form, and multi-modal transportation. When Ryan moved to Denver from Indianapolis in 2015 he was amazed by the magnitude of infill occurring downtown and was excited to witness its impact on the vibrancy of the city. After graduation, Ryan’s goal is to start a GIS career in urban or transit planning.