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Colorado Springs: The entitlement city

Monday, January 25, 2010

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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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City still fighting ‘new brutalism’

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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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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Livin’ the dream (city)

Monday, July 20, 2009

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After months of hype and hundreds of column inches of high-minded rhetoric, the Gazette’s ‘Dream City’ project culminated with a much-touted meeting at Coronado High School.  Three hundred people showed up – an impressive turnout for an earnest few hours of community-minded heavy liftin’, especially on a radiant Saturday morning.  I didn’t go – too […]

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The Pikes Peak region needs a slogan

Friday, June 19, 2009

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The estimable folks who brought us the “Dream City” project are searching for a slogan. Appealing to the public, they wrote that “The Pikes Peak region needs a slogan, words that suggest all the great reasons to visit or live here. As part of the community engagement project Dream City: Vision 2020, we’re collecting your […]

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