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Educational Session I: Green, Gray, or Purple - Barry Fagan

  • Holiday Inn | Missoula Downtown 200 South Pattee Street Missoula, MT, 59802 United States (map)

Green, Gray, or Purple – it’s all Infrastructure. This presentation makes the case that while the definition of infrastructure hasn’t changed in thousands of years, what constitutes infrastructure changes with every generation. Today, economic, environmental, and social needs should be seen by planners and designers as complementary and not as competing.


  1. Gain a better understanding and appreciation for the definition of infrastructure.
  2. Understand the current connection and social desire to experience the natural environment along with the built environment.
  3. Learn approaches to satisfying the economic, environmental, and social needs, gaining the greatest benefit with the least expenditure of scarce resources
Earlier Event: October 6
Mayor John Engen
Later Event: October 6
Educational Session I [MRTPA]