Denver, Colorado

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Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States.  (from Wikipedia: Denver, Colorado). 



Housing, land use, urbanist, YIMBY, & tenant organizations

Affordable housing developers

  • Denver Housing Authority (DHA)
  • Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Community Resources & Development Corporation (CRHDC)
  • Archway Housing & Services Inc.
  • Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC)
  • Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC)
  • NEWSED Community Development Corporation
  • Habitat for Humanity Denver (HHD)
  • Urban Land Conservancy (ULC)

Other attractions

Tattered Cover bookstore

  • on Colfax Avenue, and Coffee Shop Cafe
    2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
    Phone: 303-322-7727  Fax: 303-399-2279
    Hours: Mon - Sat, 9am to 9pm; Sun 10am to 6pm
  • Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo, and Coffee Shop Cafe
    1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
    Phone: 303-436-1070 Fax: 303-629-1704
    Hours: Mon - Fri, 6:30am to 9pm; Sat 9am to 9pm; Sun 10am to 6pm

In popular culture

Possibly the most famous depiction of Denver, globally, is in the 1980s hit television series Dynasty. Dynasty was conceived as ABC's competitor to CBS's prime time hit television series Dallas. By the fall of 1982, it was a top 10 show, and by the spring of 1985, it was the #1 show in the United States. 

The show was based on writers Richard and Esther Shapiro's vision of a rich and powerful family who "lived and sinned" in a 48-room Denver mansion. Esther Shapiro claimed that an inspiration for the show was I, Claudius, a fictionalized depiction of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of Roman emperors. The working title for Dynasty was Oil.

"Awash with champagne and catfights, Dynasty, the ultimate 1980s soap, is set to become a film."
By Fiona Sturges, The Independent. 24 January 2011. 

Dynasty Season 1 opening trailer.


  • Chandler, Mary. Guide to Denver Architecture (2nd edition, 2013).  Amz marketplace
  • Barth, Gunther. Instant Cities: Urbanization and the Rise of San Francisco and Denver. University of New Mexico Press, edition with new introduction,1988.  (1st edition: Oxford University Press, 1975).