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Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency

Denver is a special place. A modern metropolis, in the shadow of the Rockies and spilling onto expansive plains.

Here, health and vitality are a way of life. And a way of living. Neighbors know each other. They respect each other. They aspire to make Denver the best place it can be.

By far, our people are our greatest renewable resource. We are a community that embraces diversity and a spirit of cooperation. Whether by protecting resources, air and shared natural spaces, pioneering alternative transportation and climate action initatives or by innovating the ways workplaces and neighborhoods develop, grow and thrive, Denver keeps one foot in the present and one in the future.

In short, we never settle for good; we strive for great – to be the bar by which other cities are measured. We will be nothing less than the national model of climate action, sustainability, and resiliency and the defining place where the right thing we need to do is simply second nature.

Denver's Sustainability Vision

Denver is a healthy and prosperous community that thrives on civic engagement and collaboration to enhance the quality of our natural, social, and built environments for current and future generations and serves as a model for others to do the same.

Key Values

Denver pursues this vision to produce a city with these basic values:

  • Everyone has affordable access to the resources needed to achieve a happy, healthy quality of life.
  • Community is the leading renewable resource. The City thrives on a solid foundation of individual and group relationships and services.
  • Denver exists in harmony with the natural world. The ecosystems that support our health and prosperity are nurtured and, where previously degraded, have been restored.
  • Neighborhoods are places of beauty, convenience and repose for residents of all ages and abilities.
  • Workplaces are located, built and operated to enhance productivity and access.
  • There are multiple mobility options.
  • Denver is prosperous, but not at the expense of other parts of the world or future generations.
  • Denver is a model community, demonstrating how personal fulfillment for all can be achieved in a secure and lasting fashion.



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