Research and Creative Work

In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference.

Meaningful research and creative activities are undertaken across disciplines and reseach areas such as: The ColoradoBuildingWorkshop (design-build studio), Aspen Workshop, Bixler Global Initiatives, Imagine a Great Region, Health + Design Initiative, and studios and workshops focused on riverfront and downtown revitalization, campus enhancements, green and connected infrastructure, affordable housing, mobility improvements, social equity, environmental justice, disaster recovery, adaptive reuse, and much more.

Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

Recent Projects


 

green trees and stream with city in the background

Green Infrastructure for Denver's 5280 Loop

Urban and Regional Planning Environmental Planning and Management course Fall 2018
Aerial view of suburban houses with vibrant green lawns

Modeling Future Yard Irrigation in the Front Range

Principal Researchers:

Austin Troy

Student Researchers:

Gretel Follingstad
This project seeks to estimate future residential water use in the greater Denver metro area in response to urban growth, and to evaluate how policy and planning interventions might mitigate projected increases in water use.
Group photograph of the studio class in Dillion

Summer Planning Studio: Downtown Revitalization in Dillon, CO

Principal Researchers:

Korkut Onaran, Ph.D
Urban and Regional Planning Planning Project Studio Summer 2018
Cover of Crafting Form based codes

Crafting Form-Based Codes: Resilient Design, Policy & Regulations

Principal Researchers:

Korkut Onaran, Ph.D

Planning Project Studio: Creating a Quality-of-Life Plan for RiNo's Arts District

Urban and Regional Planning Planning Project Studio
Urban and Regional Planning students participate in Parking Day 2017.

Parking Day 2017

On September 15, 2017, students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at CU Denver participated in the annual Park(ing) Day outside of the College of Architecture and Planning at 14th and Larimer in downtown Denver.