CityRise: Transforming Business Leaders Into City Builders

CityRise educates and empowers civic leaders by providing a platform of programming that focuses on relationship building, professional development and awareness of key issues impacting Downtown Denver. The Downtown Denver Leadership Program is now part of CityRise. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming CityRise programs, events, and engagement opportunities.

About Downtown Denver Leadership Program

The Downtown Denver Partnership’s Downtown Denver Leadership Program develops Downtown Denver’s future leaders, educates participants about the economic importance of Downtown Denver, informs participants about the unique leadership opportunities and challenges that exist in a Downtown environment, and engages participants in creating the Downtown Denver of the future.

In-Person for 2022!

The 2022 Class Project | What it Takes to Build a 15-Minute City Each year the Downtown Denver Leadership Program class collaborates to unravel the complexities of building a city by tackling a project that is relevant to the work of the Downtown Denver Partnership and weaves together the various pillars of city-building. Success is never assured but understanding the dynamic challenges and opportunities of building a city, is. The 2022 Class Project will challenge participants to study What it Takes to Build a 15-Minute City and to identify opportunities in Downtown Denver to advance this timely vision. Whether the class chooses to embody this by raising awareness or executing a finished product, the choice is up them. Regardless, the class will complete the experience with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the collaboration, innovation and inclusivity needed to create a vital and vibrant Downtown Denver. Apply today for this in-person experience!

About Project Propel

CityRise’s Project Propel is a fast-paced, deep-dive program that offers emerging city builders necessary and strategic skills needed to help shape the future of Downtown Denver. Through two cohorts each year, this competitive program offers real professional experience in navigating the triumphs and pitfalls of important urban projects that are designed to better our center city for the benefit of all. Get a leg up on personal and professional development, grow your network, lead with grace, and become the next generation of Center City Leaders with this immersive experience for urban visionaries.

Project Propel Cohort #4: Public Health

Applications for Cohort 4 of Project Propel will open in July 2022 and close in September 2022. The program will take place over 6 weeks starting in October 2022.