Why Denver?

Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and, as a result, its neighborhoods are experiencing severe growing pains. Historically-Black and Latinx communities are facing potential displacement and gentrification by multiple means.


Examining Displacement + Gentrification

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure projects are increasingly critiqued by grassroots organizations and community development scholars as a source and signal of community displacement and gentrification.

Housing Injustices

Where is the City of Denver creating affordable housing? What does this housing look like? Who does it serve? As housing prices soar across the city, these questions become crucial.

Art + Culture

When is art and culture used to protect and organize communities against gentrification? Or, conversely, when does art and culture become a tool for community displacement?



Research Assistants

  • Sebastian Bielski (2019-present)

  • Ashby Leavall (2018)


  • CU-Boulder Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) Center

  • CU Office of Outreach and Engagement

  • CU-Boulder Environmental Design