Stapleton’s Promise

"I like to think of New Urbanism as Old Urbanism brought back" - Tom Gleason, Vice President - Public Relations at Forest City Stapleton

On Changing Denver this month, we bring you the story of Stapleton, the would-be New Urbanist paradise, and its upsetting connection to the Ku Klux Klan.

Recommended Reading

If you want to learn more about the business side of Stapleton, Paul has covered related subjects a couple times for Crain’s Denver:

From the Block: Thriving neighborhood rises from grounded Stapleton

Stanley Marketplace readies for takeoff in Aurora

For another take on Stapleton and New Urbanism, here’s a worthy article from CityLab about street design in the neighborhood.

And here’s a link to the Green Book and another one to Forest City’s Stapleton website.

Our theme song is “Minnow” by Felix Fast4ward.

The other songs heard in this episode are “Storm” by Sam Glover and a selection of tracks by Kai Engel that we found on WFMU’s Free Music Archive.

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