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July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
July 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The LiVE program (short for "live you best life") offers 40 percent discounts on transit rides for qualifying riders.
The Denver Post
July 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
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.
The Denver Post
July 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Residents of the city of Lakewood have approved a ballot measure that caps annual residential development and requires City Council approval of all developments over 40 units.
The Denver Post
June 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Denver voters have a chance in November to enact a bureaucratic change that could have a big impact on how the city plans and operates its transportation infrastructure.
The Denver Post
June 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
After Denver voters rejected the "Right to Survive" initiative in May, the city is looking for new ways to "do better" for its homeless population.
The Denver Post
June 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Fundraisers have been busy in an effort to defeat the anti-development measures included in Question 200, which will appear before voters in Lakewood, Colorado in July.
The Denver Post
June 11, 2019, 5am PDT
This analysis of the largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals high housing prices spilling over into many parts of the country not located on the coasts.
24/7 Wall St.
May 24, 2019, 8am PDT
Against opposition, the town of Durango, Colorado has successfully found a way to permit accessory dwelling units and legalize those that already existed under the radar.
CityLab
May 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
In September, the city of Longmont, Colorado approved new land use and zoning laws. By April, developers were proposing thousands of residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet in commercial space.
Times-Call
May 23, 2019, 8am PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation is announcing a public listening tour to prepare for a new ten-year strategic plan, called "Your Transportation Plan." Public transit and a new regional approach are already talking points.
The Denver Post
May 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Denver's "Right to Survive" initiative highlights just how troubling and problematic policy approaches to homelessness can be.
Governing
May 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
CityLab
May 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bustang, the interregional bus service launched by the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2015, will have a station in the middle of Interstate 25 as part of a $350 million plan to add toll lanes between Johnstown and Fort Collins.
The Coloradoan
May 7, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Westminster, Colorado has grown from 10,000 in 1962 to 113,000 in the present day, ensuring water supply for the growing population by considering water efficiency in every zoning decision.
CityLab
May 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.
Smart Cities Dive
April 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
Important distinctions about the difference between a comprehensive plan and zoning code changes, as well as details of the form-based influences of the new Denveright 2040 plan are reported here.
The Denver Post
April 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
The ongoing evolution of land use regulation related to legal marijuana hit a roadblock in Denver this month, although the city has already allowed nearly unprecedented freedom (in the U.S., at least) to buy, sell, and consume marijuana in the city.
The Denver Post
April 26, 2019, 8am PDT
A new commuter line is open today in Denver, after facing challenges and delays that continue to plague other previously opened rail lines in the region.
The Denver Post