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Before Priuses, before carrying a plastic water bottle was a sin, Denver was working toward building a sustainable community.  In the 1990s, the city committed to green technology. Now more than 43 percent of the city’s fleet is powered by alternative energy. Sustainable design, a citywide commitment to building up rather than out, historic preservation grants and a commitment to incorporating natural elements into design have led to Denver’s designation as one of the country’s five greenest cities

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Ruby Hill's Big Chance: It Could Be Denver's Next Music Hub -- If Promising Pieces Come Together

Ruby Hill has some interesting ingredients to emerge as an unexpected hub for Denver music: Levitt Pavilion Denver opens in July, the city rezoned Colorado Public Radio's land atop the hill and a big music festival at adjacent Overland Golf Course is moving forward. Could the city leverage these developments into a greater whole?

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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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Close Enough to Smell Their Breath: How Your Taxes Are Saving Tigers

The Denver Zoo’s new exhibit – The Edge – brings visitors closer than ever to Amur tigers — and it brings the zoo closer to fulfilling a facility master plan laid out in 2015.

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Subways and Pods: What Denver's Transit System Could Have Been

Once upon a time, Denver leaders envisioned elevated personal rapid transit and a below-grade subway. While funding never materialized, what can be learned today?

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Editor's Note: Bring on 2017

In the final weeks of 2016, the editor of Confluence Denver reflects on the year that was and the year to come. Did you know 2017 was a prime number?
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Voice of Denver: Green Building Education Key to City's Future

Jim Payne serves as VP of Marketing and Director of Business Development for BOULD, a Denver-based company focused on sustainability and green building education. Payne says we need to rethink the educational paradigm when it comes to making construction more sustainable.
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