"Placemaking," defined as leveraging infrastructure and cultural assets to create places where people want to be, is an apt term for much of what the College of Architecture and Planning does. From the neighborhood and land use surveys, design guidlines, and plans for welcome centers and community centers in the early years of the Colorado Center for Community Development, to current students' capstone projects in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, the college has contributed to creating vibrant and thriving communities throughout the state, and sometimes that is of significance and practical use. Examples are a trail improvement plan in Sheridan, community park plan in Elizabeth, guidelines for neighborhood transitions in Fort Collins' Downtown and Old Town, and a long-range plan for Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Design Build program has branched out from constructing small town park pavilions and outdoor classrooms in the 1990s and 2000s, to redesigning the entrance to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Undergraduate architecture students traveled to Nicaragua for an international Design Build course to renovate a community center and preschool.