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In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. 

Equitable development & Community empowerment toolkit

Date: 1/21/2020 - 5/15/2020

Equitable Development & Community Empowerment Toolkit
Student Researchers:
  Dana Sparks and Julia Wcislo
Link to Capstone Poster  
Link to Executive Summary 

The 2019 update to Blueprint Denver, Denver's Land Use and Transportation Plan, envisions Denver as "an equitable, inclusive community" in 20 years time. To that end, we have created an Equitable Development and Community Empowerment Toolkit for use in catalytic development projects within the City and County of Denver. This toolkit is intended to inform development projects that will result in major public or private investment in neighborhoods that Denver classifies as vulnerable to displacement. It acts as a guide throughout the stages of the development process from land acquisition through development, promoting strategies to mitigate the displacement of existing residents.

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