Tag Archive | "6035"

Colorado Springs: The entitlement city

Monday, January 25, 2010


Remember the “6035” project? Remember “Dream City”? And whatever happened to those hundreds of fresh-faced community leaders that the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has trained, graduated and sent on their way during the last decade? I have good news for you! Dream City is alive, sort of, kept on life support by the occasional article […]

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Help Wanted: 6035, USOC leaders

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We all want to know who’s in charge, don’t we? And it’s always interesting to speculate about possible candidates for the two most significant job vacancies in our fair city. Who will the USOC hire as the new CEO of that quarrelsome, dysfunctional organization? And who’s in line to run the nascent 6035 project? The […]

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City still fighting ‘new brutalism’

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Utopia or dystopia?  What does the future hold for our city?   How can we, individually and collectively, shape this community?  In endeavors such as Dream City, the 6035 project, and a dozen predecessors, we’ve asked ourselves the same question:  how do cities thrive? Forty-eight years ago, Jane Jacobs published “The Death and Life of Great […]

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Austin swims, the Springs flounders

Monday, November 23, 2009


Our city’s leadership class has, as you may have noticed, a new Best Big Cool Friend – Austin, Texas. That relationship is not unlike that of Vince and Drama on “Entourage”– the devastatingly cool movie star (Adrian Grenier) who allows the hopeful loser (Kevin Dillon) to hang out with him. Our city’s power people would […]

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