The project did more than teach students about one of Denver’s older neighborhoods, they also began noticing gentrification happening around their own homes.
The owner of one park in Aurora plans to close it next summer. Residents hope to avoid eviction by buying the park for themselves.
The city's population grew by 23 percent between 2000 and 2015, but housing stock rose by just 17 percent.
An April 17 home explosion in Firestone has renewed attention to the friction between expanding urban areas and oil and gas development.
The Mile High City has the second-fastest-growing population in the country since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The director of Denver Parks & Rec. says some want more activities, while others go to parks seeking refuge from the city’s bustle.
State demographer Elizabeth Garner still expects the state's population to rise at a slow to moderate clip in the coming years.
- Statistics show that the number of people living in Denver reached more than 682,000 in July 2015.Read more
- Colorado's population now stands at 5,546,574, up more than half a million from 2010.Read more
The migration of workers, mostly aged 25-34, has slowly moved the population center of the United States to Missouri. Soon that center could be in Colorado.