Urban Exploration

An opportunity for business leaders to connect, build relationships and learn more about key urban issues.

The Downtown Denver Partnership believes that we can learn a great deal from the successes of other downtowns throughout the country. For this reason, we created the Urban Exploration Program in 2008, bringing city leaders and business leaders in Downtown Denver together to learn about the best practices of other cities.

The 2007 Downtown Area Plan – the 20-year vision for Downtown Denver’s development – provides the foundation upon which the trip is organized. In addition, the trip provides a wonderful opportunity for these community leaders to network and immerse themselves in an educational setting where they can learn about infrastructure, economic development, transit and transportation and public private partnerships in other cities.

2018 Trip Details: Los Angeles

In June 2018, the Downtown Denver Partnership will lead approximately 140 Downtown Denver business leaders, elected officials, and key City staff members on its 11th annual Urban Exploration Trip to Los Angeles. The trip is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018 through Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

2018 Urban Exploration Destination: Los Angeles

Previously Explored Cities:

2017 – Portland
2016 – Downtown Brooklyn
2015 – San Francisco
2014 – Seattle
2013 – Toronto
2012 – Chicago
2011 – Philadelphia
2010 – Vancouver
2009 – Washington, D.C.
2008 – Portland