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Mr. Rocky E. Piro

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division
    American Planning Association
  • Board Member
    International Urban Planning and Environment Association


  • PhD
  • Regis High School
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Valparaiso University
  • doctorate of urban design and planning
    University of Washington
  • master's degree , planning and community development
    University of Colorado-Denver
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Web References
Staff Roster, 16 June 2012 [cached]
Rocky Piro, Program Manager 206-464-6360
PSRC Honored with a National Award for Regional Transportation Planning, Staff Also Recognized, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Rocky Piro
In other accolades, PSRC Program Manager Rocky Piro was honored by the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association with the Myer R. Wolfe Award for Professional Achievement. He was recognized for his leadership in the development of VISION 2040, the region's new long-range growth strategy, his service as Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Shoreline, his board work with the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division of the American Planning Association, and his value as an affiliate faculty member at University of Washington and Seattle University. Rocky has been a member of PSRC's growth management planning team for 16 years.
Puget Sound Regional Council Major Programs and Activities, 19 Dec 2007 [cached]
Contact: Rocky Piro, Principal Planner, 206-464-6360
Rocky E. Piro, PhD, ... [cached]
Rocky E. Piro, PhD, FAICP Katy Press
Rocky E. Piro, PhD, FAICP, Manager, Department of Community Planning & Development, City and County of Denver
Picture of speaker Rocky E. Piro, PhD, FAICP
Rocky Piro was appointed manager of Denver Community Planning and Development in December 2012 by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
Piro, a Denver native, is responsible for leading visionary city planning initiatives and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building throughout the city.
Before joining the City and County of Denver, Piro worked with the Seattle area's Puget Sound Regional Council from 1992 to 2012, most recently serving as program manager of the Growth Management Department. Among his most notable achievements was the development of VISION 2040, a regional agreement on major new and emerging planning and policy issues -including sustainability, climate change and public health. The Puget Sound region's integrated long-range planning strategy is recognized as one of the most pioneering and innovative regional plans in the United States.
Piro has been active with professional organizations and with educational institutions. A member of the board of the American Planning Association's Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division since 1987, he was elected chair in 2012. He also serves on the board of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association and has received a number of awards throughout his career, including the Professional Achievement Award by the Washington State Chapter of the American Planning Association. In 2010, Piro was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Piro also co-edited a book entitled Parallel Patterns of Shrinking Cities and Urban Growth, released in 2012.
Piro was born and raised in north Denver, and graduated from Regis High School. Following a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana, Piro earned a master's degree in planning and community development from the University of Colorado-Denver in 1986 and a doctorate of urban design and planning from the University of Washington in 1993.
253. AIA Denver. Urban Design Committee. | Urban Design Podcast [cached]
Mr. Rocky Piro, newly appointed Director of Planning for the City of Denver has indicated he will attend this meeting. Don't miss the opportunity to meet Mr. Piro, question him about his plans for
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