Ken Schroeppel

Kenneth Schroeppel AICP

Assistant Professor CTT & Urban Design Program Director
  • Planning and Design Department (CAP)

Email Address: ken.schroeppel@ucdenver.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

I am an Assistant Professor CTT of Planning and Design in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at CU Denver. Prior to joining the CU Denver faculty, I worked for 12 years as a planning consultant and project manager with URS Corporation and Matrix Design Group. I received my Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from CU Denver in 2000. Since 2002, I’ve been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

I’m very active in Downtown Denver’s planning and development communities. I serve on the board of directors of Denver Civic Ventures, the Downtown Denver Partnership’s non-profit corporation that focuses on planning and design issues in the downtown area. Additionally, I’m a founding board member of Union Station Advocates, a grass-roots organization created to advocate for the public’s interest in the Denver Union Station project. I’m also on the board of directors of the Denver Architectural Foundation, where I’m working to help expand the popular Doors Open Denver program into one of the country’s premier planning and design-related public events.

I’m an active member of the Colorado chapters of the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association, and the Congress for the New Urbanism, and I’ve served on several boards and committees for these organizations over the years.

I’m possibly best known as the founder of the DenverInfill and DenverUrbanism website and blogs, which offer news, ideas, and commentary on infill developments and other aspects of sustainable urbanism in central Denver. Launched in 2005 (DenverInfill) and 2010 (DenverUrbanism), my blogs enjoy over 70,000 visits monthly and are regarded as Denver’s leading online resources for urban planning and Downtown development information and advocacy. I’ve been honored for my work with DenverInfill, receiving the Denver Mayor’s Design Award, the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Downtown Denver Award, and two Westword Best of Denver awards. Finally, I have the privilege to frequently present on Denver’s urban history and its current growth and development to numerous civic, educational, and business organizations throughout the region and can often be found leading walking tours in the Downtown Denver area.

Most Recent Courses:

  • Planning Methods

  • The Planning Profession

  • Planning Project Studio 

  • Form and Formation of Cities

  • Planning Capstone

 

Areas of Expertise

Urbanism, urban design and form, professional practice and engagement, planning methods and data management, downtowns, planning history of Denver

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing, Ferris State University (Michigan)
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver

Research

Urban form, planning methodologies, downtown revitalization, infill development, Denver urban history