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The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and "networked livable communities" has arrived.


Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

A Yelp for Colorado's Newly Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana start-up WeedMaps covers consumers' every need. 


Definitive Evidence That L.A.'s New Light Rail Line Reduces Driving

A carefully controlled study of the Expo line shows that vehicles miles dropped 40 percent.


Denver Residents Will Be Able to Smoke Pot in Their Front Yards or on Their Porches After All

Despite worries about normalization, the city has reversed its position on trying to police legal behavior on private property.


The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.

Greg Thow

The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

Believe it or not, little digital trickery was involved in the making this image of a monster cumulonimbus dominating Denver.


Who Has the Right to Preserve a City's Past?

As an out-of-towner applies for historic designation, a city considers changing its rules on preservation.


Increasing Density and Diversity Likely to Make Western States More Blue

A new report finds growing urban and minority populations that will affect redistricting and reapportionment in the Mountain West.

It's Betting Season for America's Mayors

This football season, some go all in