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.

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.

Join The Pew Charitable Trusts and Route Fifty in Denver on Friday

We’ll be discussing data-driven decision-making in state and local governments, featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, other Colorado officials and Pew experts looking at issues like elections administration and tax incentives. Attend in person or via webcast.

Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies Free Bear Locked in Car

While it may seem like a puzzling riddle, this bear’s predicament is indicative of a growing problem.

How Mobility-as-a-Service Will Keep the Next Generation of Workers Within City Limits

A Xerox mobility solutions senior vice president weighs in on the relatively understudied Generation Z, autonomous vehicles and how the two will intersect to fuel future urban economic development.

Welcome to ‘Safetyville,’ Where the Population Is Slowly Dwindling

L.A. Metro’s public safety announcements showcase cartoon characters dying when they ignore protocols to stay alive.

Cities Vying for $50 Million in USDOT Smart City Challenge Make Final Pitches

“It’s really started a wave of innovative thought in transportation,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said of the grant competition.

Denver Positions Its Role as a Hub City for Smart City Challenge Bid

Colorado’s capital has running start on putting digital technologies to work to address the challenges rapid population growth poses to aging transportation systems.