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Smart Cities Promise a New Way of Living

About a 20-minute light-rail trip northeast from downtown Denver and nestled on the edge of Denver International Airport, a prototype for the technologically transformed urban neighborhood of the future is just starting to take shape. Panasonic, which chose Denver out of a list of 22 finalists for the site of its technology center, hopes to turn Peña Station Next into both a proving ground for smart-city technology and a template for other real estate projects. Read more... Read more

National Regional Transportation Conference

​This annual conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience. Learn more and register... Read more

Marijuana Growers Sow Displacement Fears in Denver

Since 2014, when recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, Denver’s arts community and other residents who rely on low rents have been feeling the economic pressure from marijuana entrepreneurs who are often after the same cheap spaces to sell and grow weed. The displacement pressure related to the marijuana boom is impacting all manner of Denverites, not just artists. Read more... Read more

Denver’s Commuter Corridors Are No Longer Just for Cars

As the City of Denver grapples with a surging population, intensifying traffic at all hours of the day and high demand for driving alternatives, public works officials increasingly are dividing up precious pavement, ending the decades of supremacy enjoyed by cars. Transportation planners say making Broadway more accessible to cyclists and transit is a way to increase its travel capacity and create better, more reliable alternatives for people who don’t drive to get around. Read more... Read more

Denver and Philly Ask Residents: How Do Our Streets Work for You?

N​obody knows the ins and outs of a neighborhood better than the people who live there. Vision Zero planning in Denver and Philadelphia is taking that into account. They’re two of the latest U.S. cities to embrace Vision Zero, by aiming to prevent (or, bring to zero) traffic-related fatalities. Now, as the cities work to sift through the data necessary to shape their targeted infrastructure, enforcement and outreach plans, they’ve both turned to crowdsourcing to capture community concerns about dangerous... Read more

Capitalizing on TOD

As the Denver metropolitan area has topped 3 million residents, potentially accelerating toward 4 million, a sustainable land use template for future mobility and economic, social, and environmental health is emerging within the framework of the 122-mile, 57-station FasTracks rail and bus rapid transit network, which includes expansion with five new transit lines this year. Read more... Read more
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