Denver

Denver, Colorado

Study: Housing First is a Success in Denver

Results from five years of Denver's Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative show that people and communities benefit from a 'Housing First' approach to homelessness.

July 22, 2021 - Urban Institute

Quiet, mostly empty streets in the RiNo District during Covid-19 stay at home order. River North Arts District

Development Potential Abounds as Pepsi Sells 30-Acre Site in Denver's RiNo Neighborhood

The potential sale of a site currently home to a massive Pepsi bottling facility would be the latest in a series of large real estate moves in the trendy River North Art District, also known as RiNo.

July 18, 2021 - BusinessDen

Underground Parking

Denver Reduces Parking Requirements for Affordable Housing

The zoning change will significantly reduce the cost of building affordable housing developments.

July 13, 2021 - 5280

Denver Golf Course

Denver Voters Will Weigh Open Space Development

Two competing initiatives seek to change city regulations for residential and commercial development on the city's parklands and open spaces.

June 22, 2021 - Denver Post

Denver Region

The Changing Demographics of Denver's Suburbs

The Colorado Demographer's Office is projecting big changes for the demographics of the suburban counties and cities surrounding Denver—even as overall growth for the region is expected to slow.

May 9, 2021 - The Denver Post

Community Meeting

Why Participatory Planning Fails (and How to Fix It)

“Having participated in several of the I-70 meetings, I got to see firsthand how community input really just meant show up, complain, and we’re going to do the opposite of what you’re asking,” says one Denver councilmember.

May 4, 2021 - Next City

Community Land Trusts

Community Land Trusts Go Commercial: Nonprofit Offices, Hairdressers, and a Sausage Factory

Community land trusts, better known for permanently affordable housing, expand into commercial spaces for a wide range of reasons, and in a wide range of ways.

April 27, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Denver Union Station

B Line Commuter Rail Extension Gets a Green Light in Colorado

The Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation District has given a preliminary green light to accelerate planning work on the B Line extension from Denver to Boulder and Longmont.

April 7, 2021 - CPR News

Construction crane in foreground, Denver skyline in background

Denver City Council Considering Transportation Demand Management Plan

If approved, the proposed regulations would require developers to implement policies to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips for new developments.

April 5, 2021 - Westword

South Platte River

In Denver, a Former Brownfield Becomes a Park

After a 14-year battle to bring the project to life, the Platte Farm Open Space brings much-needed green space to a north Denver neighborhood.

April 1, 2021 - Next City

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.