Waiting for the Train: A City Safari in Denver

Creating sustainable, walkable cities

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This week The Takeaway is examining Denver as a laboratory for how the American city and surrounding suburbs are changing. The so-called "new urbanists" are pushing for more walkable, mixed-use (and mixed price) communities. They are gathering in Denver this week for the Congress on New Urbanism.

Matt Dellinger, transportation writer, joins The Takeaway to talk about who he's met and what he's learned while on safari in downtown Denver.

Follow along on The Takeaway's Urban Safari series.

Guests:

Matt Dellinger

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Crystal

I lived in Denver from 1999 to 2005 and I have to say being there without wheels I always found it to be a walkable city. But the thought that you can take an area like Five-Points and expect to change the demographics overnight is unheard of. The whole idea that Five-Points is the next up and coming place to live is less than a decade old, in 2000 I was walking from 16th Street to 32nd Street to go dancing and that was a ROUGH area. IN recent years they have improved but the urban pioneers need to understand that substancial growth in this ecomony to make a bad neighborhood good is unheard of, at least in regards to success.
I worked in LoDo and always thought of it as a tourist trap where people could eat on the roof decks of restraunts. I was happy as a clam in any area I lived in the city. Living in City Park South, Congress Park and Capital Hill I was always amazed being a NOrtheast transplant on how much I had access to for so little money.

Jun. 11 2009 11:46 AM

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