Restarting the Economy Webinar Series

In a time of so many unknowns, what does the first step toward recovery look like? How do we leave the safety of our homes, and return to the work place?

The Downtown Denver Partnership is looking at what is next, and offering a four-week webinar series driven by expert conversation on reopening our cities. Industry experts will guide deep-dive conversations on what the future holds for our economy, and what we need to consider to keep our communities healthy and safe as we step outside our front doors.
These experts will provide insights on what the post-pandemic economy looks like in the months and years to come:
  • During the April 30th event, Richard Florida, nationally-recognized urbanist & author, provided insights on large-scale economic impacts and our path to recovery. He said, “We have to redesign our office buildings, our neighborhoods, and particularly our civic assets, stadiums, and airports. We have to prepare them for reopening and recovery.” 
  • During the May 7th event, Gensler’s Workplace Practice Area Leader, Janet Pogue McLaurin, led a tactical conversation on how workplaces can adapt as they welcome employees back into their work environments
  • During the May 14th event, Linnea Gandhi, Professor of Behavior Science at the University of Chicago shared information to help businesses better understand the newly-shifted mindset of consumers and employees;
  • May 21, 9 a.m. MDT  |  Larisa Ortiz, retail expert with Streetsense will offer insights to businesses adapt and thrive to this evolving landscape.

Tickets can be purchased individually ($15 for Members, $25 for Non-members) or as a series package for additional savings ($30 for Members, $5o for Non-members.

Note: 100% of ticket proceeds go to support our efforts, in partnership with the City and County of Denver, to provide expanded shelter and services for those who are experiencing homelessness.

Join us for the final installment in our ‘Restarting the Economy’ Series:

Part Four: Re-entry into Retail | May 21 | 9 AM

What can you do to thrive in the face of an evolving retail landscape?


The retail industry is no stranger to adaptability, but no recent event or trend has so significantly impacted how we shop and dine than the COVID-19 pandemic. Larisa Ortiz will bring her 20+ years of experience working in retail real estate strategy in urban environments as she offers her perspective on what downtown businesses must do to adapt and thrive in the face of an evolving retail landscape.


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