City of the Future? Denver's New Urbanism

Looking for creative solutions to traffic congestion, sprawl and other urban and suburban blights

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This week The Takeaway looks at how cities are reinventing themselves for a world that doesn't depend on cars. Transportation writer (and Takeaway Contributor) Matt Dellinger is in Denver, CO, a town that has epitomized American urban sprawl. But Denver wants to reinvent itself and as the host city for the Congress on New Urbanism, the city is well on its way to streamlining its infrastructure. Also joining the conversation is Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, to discuss how his city is reshaping itself.

Above is the 3-minute video that won the Congress for the New Urbanism's 2009 video contest. It's called "Built to Last" and it is from filmmakers First + Main Media from Julian, CA and Paget Films from Buffalo, NY (John Paget, Dr. Chris Elisara, and Drew Ward).

Follow along on The Takeaway's Urban Safari series.

Guests:

Matt Dellinger and John Hickenlooper

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

galvoguy

This is a a sharp contrast to Yonkers NY with a border on the Bronx and its mass transit. Yonkers plans to continue with the SFC developers plan subsidized by yonkers taxpayers to build a minor league baseball stadium that will have no other multi-sport use and will only be used for about 40 home games a year. On top of the stadium will be a mall and high end condo complex. The developers and political pawns state that the development will be paid for by the revenue generated by the huge parking garage that they are also building on public land. This complex is less than a 10 minute walk, 1/2 mile from the Yonkers Main Metro-North/Amtrak Train Station.

Jun. 10 2009 10:45 AM

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