The goal of revitalization is to create, improve, and maintain a viable community for living and business activity.
Downtown Colorado, Inc.’s Downtown Institute is a four-part, one-day series, which focuses on a comprehensive, community-based management approach to infusing Colorado’s downtowns and commercial centers with new vitality.
Efficient and effective downtown management, combined with commitment by community stakeholders, will lead to a vibrant and dynamic future. The Downtown Institute is taught by trainers with expertise in the specific disciplines essential for success. Those that attend the entire training series will receive a Downtown Institute certification upon completion.
Downtown Institute: Economic Restructuring, Brighton
Economic Restructuring 101: Stephanie Troller, Department of Local Affairs
Telling the Story: Quantifying Success for Investment and Cultural Assets: Katherine Correll, Downtown Colorado, Inc.; Jac Cuney, City of Brighton; Tara Marshall, City of Trinidad
Brighton Downtown Revitalization: Dana Crawford
Main Street Economic Restructuring 101: Stephanie Troller, Department of Local Affairs
Quantifying Investment and Cultural Assets: As Colorado’s communities increase access to tools and support programs for revitalizing commercial areas, questions arise regarding how best to track success and impacts of the tools we use. This session will look at some ideas and methods for tracking investment and impacts from urban renewal and creative revitalization. Speakers: Katherine Correll, Jac Cuney, City of Brighton/BURA; Downtown Colorado, Inc.; Tara Marshall, City of Trinidad
Brighton Downtown Revitalization: Learn how vision setting through public-private partnership turned around downtown, Speaker: Dana Crawford, Urban Neighborhoods, Inc.
Raise Your Hand—Creating a Catalyst for Youth Entrepreneurship: Helping young people identify local opportunities and resources for creating their own businesses is an important part of sustaining a thriving downtown. In this workshop, Dafna Michaelson Jenet will lead participants in a three-step process they can use with young leaders in their towns to catalyze emergent ideas and help young people get started on the path to entrepreneurial success. Speaker: Dafna Michaelson Jenet, The Journey Institute
Upcoming Downtown Institutes:
Downtown Institute: Organization Track at Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s Saving Places Conference featuring sessions focusing on financing, planning, and creative industries.
Past Downtown Institute Recaps
July 26, 2013: Promotions, Rifle, View July Recap Here!
"Communicating Value to Sponsors and Community" presentation
"Using Social Media to Promote your Downtown" presentation
"Main Street 101: Promotions" presentation
November 27, 2012: Downtown Institute, Economic Restructuring, Lyons View Recap Here!
July 24, 2012: A Tale of Two Towns Promoting Assets, Silver Cliff/Westcliffe
View July Recap Here!
April 24, 2012: Partnerships to Enhance Development, Brush
View April Recap Here!