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Mayor Michael Hancock discussed 30 years of local Colorado History at History Colorado Center

Holden Becker

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DENVER, CO – Mayor Michael Hancock with Federico Peña and Wellington Webb joined together in a discussion on History Colorado’s engagement initiative, Building Denver. They shared insights from their successful terms as the most influential elected officials in Denver.

Peña’s leadership resulted in Denver International Airport and also the arrival of Major League Baseball to the town. Webb’s administration redeveloped the South Platte River corridor and supported the enlargement of the Denver Art museum into iconic new facilities, additionally as a brand new home for the Denver Broncos. Mayor Hancock’s administration has simply announced that it's seeking ahead of urban style to prepare Denver for the longer term while conserving our historic buildings and staying faithful to Denver’s heritage.

“Preserving and celebrating the unique character of our neighborhoods are values that transcend administrations,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “I’m excited to join my predecessors for this conversation and I hope residents will join us.”

Through a series of exhibitions, public programs, and partnerships, Building Denver explores the expansion, urban development, and design of Denver from 1860 to the present day and supports Denverites to come together to envision a healthier, more inclusive, and equitable city.

The Building Denver Speaker Series is going to be held begins on August 12 with presentations from Esteban Gómez who is a digital anthropologist, visual ethnographer, filmmaker, and curator. Gómez also researching the effects of transit-oriented development and gentrification on urban school segregation and enrollment decline in Denver Public Schools.

More events including "Colorado History: Colorful or Colorblind?" by Tom Romero on September 9, “The City You Don't See” with urban planners Tom Gougeon and Richard “Dick” Farley on October 14, “Class Struggle in the City” on November 16, with Erica Smiley, who is the executive director of Jobs With Justice.

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