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Eric Ross, Other




Office Location:
NC 3220

Office Hours:
M/W 9:30am-10:30am and by appt

Phone: 212.555.1212


Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences »

Expertise Areas:
Eric Ross is a professional geospatial researcher and planner, and works on collaborative projects pertaining to urban morphology, access to opportunity; and regional, city, and neighborhod planning. Recent projects include: the Metro Vision 2040 regional plan update and Sustainable Communities Initiative at the Denver Regional Council of Governments; examining morphological change in the Auraria and Ballpark neighborhoods of Denver; investigating land use, policy, and environmental justice implications of medical marijuana and the locations of dispensaries and grow operations in Denver; and food deserts in the Denver metro area.

My Addresses:

Mailing Address:
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Sciences
Campus Box 172
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
Auraria Campus
North Classroom Building
Room 3014

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, CU Denver, 2012

GIS Certificate, CU Denver, 2010

Bachelor of Geography - Urban Studies (minor criminal justice) CU Denver, 2010

Eric is currently a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and Department of Planning and Design at the University of Colorado Denver, and teaches mapping and map analysis, cartography and computer mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and urban studies to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Eric also sits on the Curtis Pak Neighbors RNO board and is the president of the CU Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Association Board.

Eric’s previous careers include a decade in the restaurant industry in Boulder and decade as a peace officer in Aspen.  During his tenure as a peace officer, Eric worked as a patrol officer for 7 years and as a detective for the department for 3 years.  He was also a field training officer for 8 years and is a law enforcement driving, firearms, and ground fighting instructor, and has taught at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy in Glenwood Springs, CO.

A native of Colorado, Eric currently lives in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver in a historic home and is the board secretary for the Curtis Park Neighborhood Board.  He has also lived in Fort Collins, Boulder, and outside of Aspen, and is active in Colorado’s back country, travels often, and has a strong appreciation for urban design and form.

GEOG 1602 Introduction to Urban Studies, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

GEOG 2080 Mapping and Map Analysis, Fall 2013, Sping 2015

GEOG 4080/5080 Introduction to GIS, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

GEOG 4081/5081 Cartography and Computer Mapping, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

URPL 6250 GIS Analysis for Planners, Fall 2014

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