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The Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy

University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs


About the Wirth Chair 
The Wirth Chair is committed to helping governments, businesses, non-profit groups and community organizations form sustainable development partnerships that carefully balance economic, environmental and expanded social welfare objectives and strategies.


The mission of the Wirth Chair is to foster effective sustainable development strategies that will strive to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  --The Brundtland Commission

The Wirth Chair works to develop:

  • Meaningful environmental protection policies and programs
  • Cost-effective energy management and energy efficiency programs
  • Sound greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies
  • Fair and effective growth management strategies


For more information about its staff, programs, publications and events, visit the Wirth Chair website | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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