Our Location

In our Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, we capitalize on our home in Denver, a city that is the largest urban center in a 500-mile radius and serves as the cultural, intellectual, and economic capital of the Rocky Mountain region. Surrounded by Colorado’s tremendous scenic beauty and natural resources, Denver is the ideal home base for exploring Colorado’s abundant recreational amenities. Colorado offers residents an exceptional quality of life, attracting a young, diverse, healthy, physically active, highly educated population. 

We love our location in Downtown Denver!

Denver is steadily densifying and revitalizing, and has a thriving downtown and a vibrant core of historic urban neighborhoods. The city has a rich urban heritage and a legacy of civic investment and planning as well as a strong culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and partnerships, an engaged citizenry, and civic leaders passionate about sustainability. Denver is home to a broad and diverse community of professional planners and designers and hundreds of public, private, and non-profit planning organizations.

The city itself serves as a microcosm of the myriad issues facing planners nationally. Notable examples of virtually every type of urbanism, both good and bad, exist in the city and metro region. Faculty incorporate real-world Denver examples into our classes and routinely work with Denver-based clients on class and university projects. Throughout the program, students are introduced to planners and organizations that are making a difference in our metro region. Denver's role as a national model for innovation and experimentation in planning and design makes it a fantastic place to study urban and regional planning!

Our setting in Downtown Denver at 14th and Larimer couldn’t be better! 

We are located...

  • between the Central Business District and historic Lower Downtown (LoDo)
  • 100 feet from a Denver B-cycle station
  • along Cherry Creek and its extensive bicycle and pedestrian paths
  • across 14th Street from historic Larimer Square’s restaurant and shops
  • across Speer Boulevard from the Auraria Campus
  • two blocks from Skyline Park
  • two blocks from the 16th Street pedestrian/transit mall
  • two blocks from the Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • three blocks from the Downtown light rail loop
  • six blocks from the Union Station transit hub
  • ten blocks from Confluence Park and Commons Park
  • ten blocks from the Platte River Greenway
  • ten blocks from Civic Center Park and the Museum District
  • within walking distance of 500 restaurants and bars
  • within walking distance of Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and Mile High Stadium
  • one mile from Interstate 25
  • twelve miles from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
  • one mile above sea level!