Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Thank you for participating in the 2017 CUMU Annual Conference: The Urban Advantage. Take some time to explore the program and create a customized schedule. Use the search and filter functions to view presentations by date, presentation type, keyword, presenter, and home institution. You can also save a seat for yourself in limited-occupancy sessions.
View analytic
Monday, October 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Role of a Research University in Addressing Urban Issues (60 mins)

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
The United Nations projects that nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. While this influx of new residents brings with it a rich tapestry of diverse ideas and cultures, it also creates significant challenges for metropolitan areas. Urban research universities serve as valuable assets as cities tackle the issues that come with urban growth.

The University of Colorado Denver, Colorado’s only public urban research university, works closely with civic, business and government entities to help address the concerns facing the city of Denver. Ranked the #1 Best Place to Live by US News and World Reports in 2016, Denver is enjoying an economic and cultural boom. But it also faces challenges ranging from affordable housing to homelessness to health disparities.

A panel of CU Denver faculty members share highlights of their research and how their work helps the city take on these thorny issues.

Speakers
avatar for Antwan Jefferson

Antwan Jefferson

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
I am interested in the relationships between local families/community members and educational institutions, including PK-12 schools and colleges/universities. As a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Human Development, I instruct courses focused on social... Read More →
avatar for Wes Marshall

Wes Marshall

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
avatar for Dr. Michael Seman

Dr. Michael Seman

Director of Creative Industries Research and Policy, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media
You should talk to me about... Music scenes fostering entrepreneurship and economic development! The power of all-ages DIY music venues! How live music can be used as a tool to address health care! The history of Silicon Valley! The history of grunge! Death Grips! Black Flag! The... Read More →
avatar for Esther Sullivan

Esther Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver


Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Colorado J

Attendees (13)