Join Local First for this timely presentation detailing the opportunities available in Durango's on-going development.

Harnessing Opportunity in Durango: A Perspective on Development
March 30th, 2022 | 2:30PM

Save the date! Joe Minicozzi, well known urban planner, is returning to Durango on March 30th in a live webcast presentation, "Harnessing Opportunity in Durango: A Perspective on Development".

Join Local First for an informative and inspiring hour with Joe Minicozzi as he shares his expertise, presents on the immense oppurtunity present in Durango's on-going development, and contextualizes the importance of harnessing this growth for the health of residents and for a circular economy that builds resilience.

More About Joe Minicozzi, AICP


Minicozzi is known for introducing new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design, and economics. He founded his company, Urban3, to explain and visualize market dynamics created by tax and land use policies. Urban3’s work establishes new conversations between multiple professional sectors, policy makers, and the public to creatively address the challenges of urbanization – which they’ve done across the globe from 30 states, to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2016, Local First partnered with several local businesses and organizations to bring Minicozzi to La Plata County for a third party assessment of the economic opportunity in our county. The resulting illuminated the importance of the tax revenue generated by our local, independent businesses. Learn more about his 2016 presentation.

Mindful Development to Benefit Future Generations

The need for intentional development that reflects the cultural fabric of our community and honors the long history of the built environment is more important than ever in the wake of fast growth that can have ramifications for generations to come. As we look to the future, Local First seeks out a diverse-range of perspectives to address the issues our community faces and the long term impacts of our decisions.

We hope you can join us to hear Minicozzi’s perspective on how our community can harness our opportunity to build a bright and resilient future.

"Harnessing Opportunity in Durango: A Perspective on Development" will take place via Zoom on March 30th, at 2:30PM. More info can be found on our website.

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