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Denver's Front Yard: Downtown's Public Realm


Downtown Denver is the economic and cultural center of Colorado’s Front Range and the Rocky Mountain region. Since 2000, the downtown residential population has increased 200% amongst a growing number of workers, students, and visitors who experience and enjoy daily Denver’s "Front Yard" through a variety of urban parks, public spaces, and rights-of-way.

This tour will focus on the public rights-of-way and Denver’s efforts through partnerships to create a diverse, livable downtown of neighborhoods and business districts. The session will explore the successes and challenges of growing an urban forest in a semi-arid climate; building infrastructure and implementing pilots to serve the mobility needs of a growing city; and developing a sustainable, healthy downtown of green buildings and infrastructure through regulations.