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Sarah Cawrse

 

Office

City and County of Denver

Community Planning and Development Department

201 W Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80202

Phone (720) 865-3076
Email Sarah.cawrse@denvergov.org

 

Biography

Sarah Cawrse is a Senior City Planner and urban designer for the City and County of Denver. Her planning work includes outreach and coordination to create innovative plan recommendations and strategies that inform land use and built form, parks and open space, and mobility. She has managed complex regulatory projects that involved collaboration with developers, property owners, and city staff to ensure plan policies and community benefits are achieved. She is passionate about working on multi-departmental projects and ensuring her work at the city guides development that serves the community, betters the environment, and incorporates high-quality design that can be experienced through parks, open spaces, and the public realm. Some of her past projects include the Downtown Area Plan Amendment for the Central Platte Valley-Auraria District, Stadium District Master Plan, Denver One Water Plan, and the 5280 Trail on 21st Street Design.

Previously, Sarah worked at Design Workshop - a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm - and was involved in over 30 projects ranging from planning to site design with a focus on master plans for mixed-use development. Her experience at Design Workshop allowed her to become a licensed landscape architect, receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and the Construction Documents Technology certification.

Sarah received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA while on a full-ride scholarship playing DI volleyball. She was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that took her overseas where she received her Master of Arts in Urban Design from Newcastle University in Newcastle, UK. While in the UK, her graduate thesis ‘Designing Incentives for Healthy Lifestyles’ received the National Urban Design Student Award from the Urban Design Group.

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