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Forum Resources

We had 80 people who braved the rain to attend the May 13, 2015 FoCoFuture Forum, “Where did we come from, and what do we know?”

FoCoFuture Forum – May 13

  • What is the story of our place (natural/social history)
  • Demographics – who lives and works here now?
  • Planning 101: land use, zoning, infrastructure, transportation

Forum Agenda and Bios – May 13

Speaker Presentations – links to slides and videos

  • Holly LeMasurier “The Classic Story of the West” Slides
  • Cheryl Glanz “From the Roots Up” Slides
  • Elizabeth Garner “Who is Fort Collins” Slides
  • Lesli Ellis “Planning the Community’s Destiny” Slides
  • Martin Carcasson “How to Build Community when there are No Easy Answers” Slides / Video

Small Group Discussion Topics (rotations): Table Notes 2015-05-13

  • Preserving heritages
  • Demographic details
  • (Un) Intended results of urban planning
  • Is growth inevitable?
  • Patterns of change

Wrap up – FoCoFuture Forum Wrap Up. 5.13.15

  1. What perspective do you have now that you didn’t have before tonight?
  2. What’s the best idea /conversation you heard?

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About 85 people attended the May 27, 2015 FoCoFuture Forum, “What do we want the story of our place to be?”

FoCoFuture Forum – May 27

  • What is a truly healthy community?
  • What kind of safe, friendly, inclusive community do we want?
  • What are we willing to give up for housing we can afford?

Forum Agenda and Bios – May 27

Speakers

  • Brian Dunbar “Healthy Thriving Communities”  Slides / Video
  • Kristin Kirkpatrick “What is a Truly Healthy Community?” Slides / Video
  • Mike Thompson “Shaping our Communities through Maps”  Slides / Video
  • Lou Bieker “What are we willing to give up?”  Slides / Video
  • Fred Schmidt “Hey FoCo! What’s YOUR Secret Sauce?”  Slides / Video

Small Group Discussion Topics (rotations) : Table Notes 2015-05-27

  • What is Thriving?
  • Healthy Community
  • Community through maps
  • What are we willing to give up?
  • Our secret sauce
  • Intergenerational needs and challenges
  • Safe, friendly, inclusive community
  • Infill v.s Neighborhood character
  • Agriculture in our story

Wrap up: FoCo Future Forum Wrap up 5-27-15

  1. What perspective do you have now that you didn’t have before tonight?
  2. What’s the best idea /conversation you heard?

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About 85 people attended the June 10, 2015 FoCoFuture Forum, “How can we all live and work here?”

FoCoFuture Forum – June 10

How can we all live and work here? (June 10, 2015 – Drake Centre)

  • Who will live and work here in the future?
  • Adequate housing opportunities for all incomes and demographics
  • Jobs to support a robust economy

Forum Agenda and Bios – June 10

Speakers

  • Terri Blackmore “Colorado Growth Will Continue – Will We Be Ready?” Slides / Video
  • Clint Skutchan “The Future of Housing” Slides (Prezi) / Video
  • Josh Birks “Managing Growth for a Robust Economy” Slides / Video
  • Bryce Merrill “Making Music, a Living, and a Difference” Slides / Video

Small Group Discussion Topics (rotations):Table Discussion Notes 2015-06-10

  • Getting around town
  • Encouraging affordable housing
  • Getting the right jobs
  • Creative economy
  • Sprawl / density
  • Government in enviro / social infrastructure
  • Municipal internet utility
  • Infrastructure costs of new development
  • Special events in different parts of town

Wrap up:FoCo Future Forum Wrap up 6-10-15

  1. What perspective do you have now that you didn’t have before tonight?
  2. What’s the best idea /conversation you heard?

 

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About 65 people attended the June 24, 2015 FoCoFuture Forum, “How do we prepare for growth and change?”

FoCoFuture Forum – June 24

  • Density and different types of housing
  • Public transit
  • How do we provide enough water?

Forum Agenda and Bios – June 24

Speakers

  • Matt McRae “Walkability for a Sense of Place: Lessons from Eugene” Slides / Video
  • Carlos Hernandez “Max BRT: 50 Shades of Green” Slides / Video
  • Ryan Donovan “Alternatives to Buy and Dry” Slides (Prezi) / Video
  • John Koval “Housing in the West: Addressing Market Realities” Slides / Video
  • Cameron Gloss “What’s Next?” Slides / Video

Small Group Discussion Topics (rotations):Table Discussion Notes 2015-06-24

  • Changing/growing needs of homeless people
  • New kinds of housing development
  • Preserving historical character
  • Holistic view of community needs
  • Walkable neighborhoods
  • First/last mile of public transport
  • Water and Growth
  • Fort Collins = Boulder?

Wrap up:FoCo Future Forum Wrap up 6-24-15

  1. What perspective do you have now that you didn’t have before tonight?
  2. What’s the best idea /conversation you heard?

 

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