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Frank to speak at UniverCity Connections open house

July 22, 2013

Come celebrate UniverCity Connections from 6-8 p.m. July 29 at Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Drive #101, in Fort Collins.

All are welcome to this open house event, whether you have been involved or are just hearing about this group for the first time.

Remarks from CSU President Tony Frank will commence at 6:30 p.m. Comments from City of Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry and Rocky Mountain Innosphere Vice President and Former Executive Director for UniverCity Connections Doug Johnson will occur at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Task Groups will have displays highlighting their goals and celebrating accomplishments to date. Hors d’oeuvres and Odell’s beer will be available. 

RSVP for the event.

Task group highlights

  • Infill Development/Redevelopment: develop an Urban Lab around the Mason University District, including Dream, Technical Assistance, and Advocacy components.
  • Poudre River: restore the health of the downtown Poudre River by supporting the Downtown Core Restoration Project, support public education about the river, give inputs for a whitewater park as part of the city river plan, and assist with volunteer restoration work.
  • Inclusivity/Sensitivity/Diversity: "Another Side of Fort Collins" series, mindfulness training, and community toolkit to provide resources and new ways of thinking about race, class, and diversity in the community.
  • Bike Culture: support for the Bike Co-op, get community support for a Velo Park, and promote bike and pedestrian safety.
  • Enhancing the Downtown Experience: creating a Brewery District.
  • Creative Industries/Arts & Culture: supporting creation of a scientific and cultural funding district, and promoting the Arts Incubator of the Rockies.
  • Transportation and Mobility: multi-modal transportation around the Mason Corridor, and bike safety and infrastructure improvements.

Learn more about UniverCity Connections, including the Task Group Action Plan, online.