Aurora

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora Restricts ‘Cool Weather Turf’ For New Development

Drought is reshaping western U.S. landscapes. Las Vegas banned ornamental grass in 2021. Aurora is now the first municipality in Colorado to curb the use of some grasses in new developments.

August 14, 2022 - The Denver Gazette

Aurora, Colorado

Mobile Social Services Address Gaps in Suburban Colorado

In the Denver suburb of Aurora, nonprofits are using 'mobile public spaces' to reach refugees settling in the autocentric community.

January 19, 2022 - The Brookings Institution

Colorado Bike Lane

Colorado is Using Free E-Bikes to Fight Climate Change

A state program is giving free electric bikes to residents in an effort to provide more transportation options and reduce dependence on cars.

February 18, 2021 - CPR News

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Uber Bails on Autonomous Vehicles

One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.

December 8, 2020 - The New York Times

Cherry Creek

First Steps to Combat Homelessness in Denver Suburbs

Efforts are underway in several Denver suburbs to quantify and respond to growing homelessness.

September 17, 2019 - The Denver Post

Fringe Development

Land Trusts Find Traction in the Spiking Colorado Housing Market

According to an article in The Denver Post, more community land trusts are being created in Colorado to help more find their footing in the housing market.

July 10, 2019 - The Denver Post

17th Street, Denver, Colorado

Op-Ed: Downtown Denver's Homogenous Renaissance

There's a lot to like about the resurgence of downtown cores. But as is the case elsewhere, Denver's core has only attracted a small subset of the wider city's population. Most people still call the suburbs home.

June 19, 2018 - The Denver Post

Trailer Park

How Mobile Homes Fill a 'Critical Gap' in Affordable Housing

Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?

April 27, 2018 - CityLab

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora Rising

This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.

August 14, 2017 - Dean Saitta

E-470 Toll

Denver Area's Expensive Toll Road More Popular Than Ever

E-470 marks its 25th anniversary with increasing traffic volumes, increasing revenues, and an expansion plan in the works.

June 5, 2016 - The Denver Post

Millennial-Focused TOD Proposal Overcomes Opposition in Aurora, CO

Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.

January 29, 2016 - The Denver Post

Colorado Legislators Pass Bill to Reform Tax Increment Finance Districts

House Bill 1375 in Colorado would rewrite the rules of tax increment finance—sending more money to counties, which hope to gain more funding to provide for services. The bill awaits the signature (or veto) of Governor John Hickenlooper.

May 19, 2014 - The Aurora Sentinel

Will Development Follow RTD Light Rail in Aurora, Colorado?

The mayor of Aurora has lofty ambitions for a new “Main Street” along its forthcoming 10-mile light rail route, but will the market deliver, especially with the rise of real estate prices?

February 12, 2014 - The Denver Post

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