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The CBD (Central Business District) marks the start of the 16th Street mall, a source of pride or contention depending on whom you ask. One of the country's largest pedestrian walkways and the main vein into LoDo, the heart of the 16th Street Mall has more than 280 restaurants and shops. While the CBD contains several government buildings and the Colorado Convention Center suggests more visitors than residents, more than 3,500 Denverites live in the CBD's renovated lofts.

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Redline

Not Exactly: What Home Means to Those without One

Is an art exhibit capable of ending homelessness? No, not exactly. But RedLine's newest exhibit may very well spark discourse by authentically and tactfully capturing the experience of living without shelter. Not Exactly opens at the nonprofit art lab June 1.

Grid

A Tale of Two Grids: Confusion Aside, Diagonal Streets Distinguish Downtown Denver

The street grid Denver was born with in the 1850s became the exception to the rule as the city grew around it in the subsequent decades. The askew layout has both drawbacks and benefits. 

Racial Inequality

Building Equity in the Arts in Denver

Denver's downtown performing arts scene draws visitors from across the region every year, but African Americans and Latinos are typically not among them. Amid changing demographics, institutions are challenged to create authentic diversity.

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Confluence Q & A: The Future of Public Housing with Ismael Guerrero

As Confluence Denver wraps up its six-part series on the Denver Housing Authority, the organization’s executive director, Ismael Guerrero, discusses his agency's strategies for a rapidly-growing city.

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Imagining a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Approach to Arts and Culture in Denver

The city's IMAGINE 2020 cultural plan envisions a more inclusive and equitable Denver. Local leaders are taking the mission to heart as the plan advances from drawing board to the city's neighborhoods.
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Now & Next: DU and Colorado team up to make government more efficient

The University of Denver's Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise will evaluate state programs to see what's working --  and what isn't. The partnership is modeled after a similar program in Rhode Island.
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