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The Central Platte Valley neighborhood is like a chic suburb within a city if such a thing ever existed. Cut off from the craziness of the 16th Street Mall, Central Platte Valley boutiques and outdoor gear shops are a budget breaker for any Denverite with a hobby or sense of style. Commons Park and Confluence Park make it easy to hop onto the South Platter River Trail, which spans approximately 30 miles. The Denver Skate Park, the new Museum of Contemporary Art and new (but pricey) lofts attract people who want a natural buffer between their morning coffee and a day at the office.

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What If All of Denver's Bikers and Walkers Banded Together? They Have, and They Want Safer Streets.

Denver's funding for walking and biking infrastructure is meager compared to the budgets of peer cities. The Denver Streets Partnership is looking to shift the paradigm, with a big target of $800 million.

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Can disc golf survive Denver's boom?

Rising real estate values, new transit development and a growing population with different ideas of open-space fun are squeezing the land-intensive sport.

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As Denver grows taller, city planners scramble to create rules that make sense

Denver's booming population is nearing 700,000 and demand for housing has pushed building heights skyward. The question: What guidelines makes sense for each urban neighborhood?

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Teenage Artland: Denver Creative Community Hones Youth Programs

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver models an inclusive and cool approach to engaging young creatives, as other arts organizations in the city follow its lead.

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Changing Denver: Homelessness in the Gilded City

Changing Denver is the podcast about our city's physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us. This episode takes on the homeless sweeps and development in Arapahoe Square.
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New & Next: Five Things Denverites Should Be Talking About

All In Denver co-founder Jami Duffy lays out the five conversations the city's residents should be starting, right now,  about our city's future.
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