Movement to Make Broadband a Public Utility Gains Momentum in Colorado

Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.

Reducing Isolation Among Denver’s Growing Senior Population

Instead of more services, our seniors needed better access to the services the city already provides.

Reducing Barriers to Shelter and Services in Denver

A cross-sector team sees a new way forward after being told by homeless that the current model was “fundamentally broken.”

Searching for Solutions After 14 Overdoses and One Death in a Library

A team in Colorado is leveraging cross-sector collaboration to connect members of the community to services that could save their lives.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.

In Government, ‘Failure Is Just an Opportunity to Learn’

Public policy makers in Colorado consider a second round of pathbreaking entrepreneurial-style problem-solving pitches.

Denver Mayor: ‘Development Can Serve Our Needs, Not Victimize Us’

In his State of the City Address, Mayor Michael Hancock outlined plans for $2 billion in transportation investment in Colorado’s booming capital.

Data USA Relaunches With More State and Local Visualizations

Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.

What 3 U.S. Mayors Think Cities Will Be Like in 2030

The mayors of Baltimore, Boston and Denver weighed in on major issues their cities are facing at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th annual meeting.

How Denver Is Preparing to Battle a Catastrophic Tree-Killing Pest

“I’m beautiful, I’m nasty, and I’m coming to kill your ash tree,” according to the “Smart Ash” campaign.

State and Local Evidence-Based Data-Driven Policy Movement Plows Forward

Highlights from the Denver kickoff event for Route Fifty’s Roadshow series.

Behavioral Insights: A New Tool for Performance Management

Knowledge of the situational factors that may push people to make adverse choices has helped cities uncover new approaches to tackle longstanding challenges.

Route Fifty’s 1st Roadshow Stop Is in Denver

Join us on April 18, where we’ll explore the DNA of good governance with Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

Denver’s Multi-Pronged Approach to Reducing Traffic Fatalities

The city’s Vision Zero Action Plan involves a map-based survey, data analysis and rapid response to identify “communities of concern” within a broader “high injury network.”

What Is Denver Learning From Its Public Restroom Pilot Program?

Some preliminary observations and trends already have surfaced in the year since the project’s launch.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

“With today’s innovations and technologies, it makes no sense that we require more of our citizens than we actually should," according to the mayor.

Video: Parks as Drivers of Social Equity

Cities from Portland, Oregon to Denver are exploring how the even distribution of civic resources can improve opportunities for all residents.

Beyond Farmers Markets: Cities, States Champion Locally Grown Food

Farmers markets are booming, but cities and states are doing more to connect consumers to local food and support the people who grow it.

Route Fifty in Denver: Watch 'Governing by Numbers' on Friday

Tune in at 9:30 a.m. MT for live discussions on innovations in state and local government, featuring conversations with Colorado's governor, other public officials and experts from The Pew Charitable Trusts.