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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States


The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the premier interdisciplinary forum promoting dialogue focusing on resilience, livability, planning, design  infrastructure, development, placemaking, public transit, transportation, connectivity, policymaking and economic development.

Aaron Miripol

Aaron Miripol

President & CEO Urban Land Conservancy

Aaron Miripol has over 20 years of experience running community development and affordable housing companies. He has over seen more than $150 million in direct economic development, including over half million sq.ft. of nonprofit facilities, and 1,750 permanently affordable homes. Aaron is the President & CEO of the Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), a supporting non-profit organization to the Denver Foundation. Aaron joined ULC in 2007 and leads this unique real estate company in partnering with a wide range of companies in the Denver Metro area on the strategic acquisition and development of land and buildings to preserve and enhance their ability to create sustainable benefits in underserved communities. To date ULC has partnered on 26 real estate transactions totally over $60 million, and ranging from vacant lots to the $35M master site redevelopment of Mile High VistaULC has preserved and developed over 1,000 units of affordable housing, with 600 units through the Denver Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund. Aaron is also a Board Member for Wyatt Academy, a K-8 Charter School in Denver, Housing Colorado, statewide advocate for affordable housing; and PLACE, a national organization made up of community development practitioners.

Prior to his work at ULC, Aaron was the Executive Director of Thistle Community Housing, providing oversight on one of the fastest growing non-profit housing providers in Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, Aaron worked in Baltimore running two inner city non-profit community development corporations, Southwest Visions and The Loading Dock. He was a Goldsmith Scholar in International Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has his BA in History & International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, and a Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.