JUNE 9-12, 2024
We're off to BOSTON, Massachuttsetts!
WHY URBAN EXPLORATION?
It takes leadership and vision to rally a community, identify opportunities, face challenges, and solve problems. And, in order to create change we know we must be open and willing to learn from each other — that’s why we created the Urban Exploration program.
Since 2008, this destination-based experiential program for Denver's business and non-profit leaders, as well as elected officials, has aimed to discover and embrace best practices and innovative ideas from cities around the world. Through a diverse range of activities and sessions, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and interactive workshops, Urban Exploration offers a comprehensive three-day itinerary that fosters collaboration, learning, and growth.
Using the 2007 Downtown Area Plan to guide the itinerary and foundation of each trip — we focus on real issues that are facing our city; infrastructure, economic development, transit and transportation and public-private partnerships.
By bringing together a diverse group of influential individuals, we aim to cultivate a vibrant community committed to driving positive change and shaping the future of our city. This program is dedicated to equipping participants with the knowledge, tools, and connections necessary to transform Downtown Denver into a thriving center city that embodies sustainable development, inclusivity, and innovation. By seeking out and sharing exemplary practices, we aspire to contribute to the ongoing evolution and improvement of our city's landscape, ensuring its long-term resiliency and success.
Urban Exploration is a program based in discovery, driven by our shared commitment to building a vibrant, forward-thinking Downtown Denver and the result is real inspiration leading to action as we build a great city.
As one of our nation’s oldest but most revered cities, Boston is a city focused on growing inclusively, investing in neighborhoods, and preparing for the opportunities and challenges brought on by growth, increasing housing costs, climate change, and advances in technology. We’ll learn about the strategic policies and pivotal moments that are shaping Boston's trajectory, from mobility and sustainability investments to youth-oriented urban design and programming, all the while respecting the ever-present challenge of adding contemporary infrastructure to a dynamic pallet of historic identity and culture.