DENVER — In an effort to launch a citywide conversation about placemaking and city-building, Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development is asking city residents, “What’s your favorite place in Denver? And, more importantly, why?”
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Denverites in every neighborhood in the city are invited to participate in this public dialogue by answering the question on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #favoriteplacedenver along with text, photos or videos.
This social media campaign is an opportunity to shout from the rooftop what you love about your favorite rooftop — or plaza, street, park, alley, patio, etc. There’s no right or wrong answer. Your submissions will kick-start a wide-open Denver love-fest to foster civic pride and learn from each other how we can make our beloved city even better.
"Denverites have such great pride in their city, from our vibrant core to our quiet neighborhoods and everything in between,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “This is a way to engage in a conversation about what we love, and what we’d love to see more of."
Upon his appointment as the new executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development earlier this year, Brad Buchanan was struck by the need to engage Denver residents in a positive, open, citywide dialogue about what’s important to them when it comes to city building.
“Cities are not just a collection of places. Cities are a collection of experiences,” Buchanan said. “We want to know what matters to Denverites, so that they can help us make the places that make the experiences that make a city.”
The campaign will run through the end of September. A few lucky participants will be randomly selected to win tickets to a Red Rocks concert from Denver Arts and Venues.
Learn more at DenverGov.org/favoriteplacedenver.