Managing the Planet: Envisioning our Future City

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason Street Fort Collins, Colorado 80524)

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) brings to CSU and the community a panel discussion on what the future of Fort Collins means for its residents; this will additionally provide significant lessons for other cities around the country.

Fort Collins currently has a population of around 165,000 people.  A commitment to planning has ensured a community rich with economic opportunities, social programs and an awareness of environmental stewardship. With a love for the outdoors, and attraction of a major university, people from other countries and around the United States are drawn to Fort Collins and call it home. Our panelists will provide insight on how a city and university with focus on sustainability are planning for the future. What will traffic, home prices, the outdoors, and diversity look like in 30 years; and will the attributes of a university, like Colorado State University and a city, like Fort Collins moderate these concerns? Will we still love it tomorrow as we do today?


  • Liba Goldstein, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU
  • Patrick Keys, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU
  • Lindsay Ex, City of Fort Collins
  • Tim Broderick, Housing and Dining Services, CSU

The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research and Development at SoGES, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension.

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