Recap: City Transformed Tour – Denver’s Civic Center and Golden Triangle District

About the tour: This two-hour walking tour explored the ongoing transformation of Denver’s historic Civic Center and Golden Triangle District from an urban planning and development perspective. We learned about the historic Civic Center Park as one of the nation’s best examples of a City Beautiful era public space, the diverse governmental and cultural buildings ringing the park, recent and proposed museum projects, new infill developments, and other changes planned for Denver’s civic heart that is rich in history, symbolism, and iconic architecture.

About the guide: Ken Schroeppel is an Assistant Professor CTT in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at CU Denver where he lectures on the historical growth and development of Denver among other topics. Ken is very active in Denver’s planning and development communities. He is a member of the Denver Architectural Foundation board of directors, where he helps organize the popular Doors Open Denver and Box City programs, and is involved with other professional and advocacy organizations such as the Downtown Denver Partnership, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, Union Station Advocates, and YIMBY Denver. Ken is possibly best known as the founder and chief editor of the popular DenverInfill and DenverUrbanism blogs, which offer news, ideas, and commentary on infill development and other aspects of sustainable urbanism in the Mile High City.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Dravitz Photography.