Meet the Instructors
Rocky Piro is the executive director of the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism. He serves on the board of directors for the International Urban Planning and the Environment Association and is past chair of the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division of the American Planning Association. He served as manager of the Community Planning and Development Department in the City and County of Denver, as program manager for the Growth Management Department at the Puget Sound Regional Council in Seattle and as manager of the Intergovernmental Planning Team for King County, Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners examination committee that prepares the qualifying exam for planners seeking professional certification.
Dr. Piro is the recipient of the Myer Wolfe Award for Excellence in Planning and was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in urban design and planning from the University of Washington and his master's from the University of Colorado Denver.