Every year, more than 100 business and civic leaders participate in the Downtown...
An opportunity for business leaders to connect, build relationships and learn more about key urban issues.
The Downtown Denver Partnership believes that we can learn a great deal from the successes of other downtowns throughout the world. For this reason, we created the Urban Exploration Program in 2008, bringing city leaders and business leaders in Downtown Denver together to learn about the best practices of other cities.
The 2007 Downtown Area Plan – the 20-year vision for Downtown Denver’s development – provides the foundation upon which the trip is organized. In addition, the trip provides a wonderful opportunity for these community leaders to network and immerse themselves in an educational setting where they can learn about infrastructure, economic development, transit and transportation and public private partnerships in other cities.
2019 Urban Exploration Trip Details
Copenhagen, Denmark | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Downtown Denver Partnership led approximately 120 Downtown Denver business leaders, elected officials, and key City staff members on its 12th annual Urban Exploration Trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. For our first trip abroad, the 2019 Urban Exploration program looked at Copenhagen through the three learning lenses of:
- Economic Innovation
The group studied Copenhagen’s inspirational story of how it got to where it is today; how it went from an auto-oriented city to one that prioritizes people first and acknowledges that growth and quality of life go hand in hand. The trip provided a wonderful opportunity for community leaders to network and immerse themselves in an educational setting where they learned about city building principles.Copenhagen Itinerary Questions?
2019 Urban Exploration Participants
Lessons from one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities
Piep and Jack, on the Bicycle Colorado our policy team and attendees of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Denver Urban Exploration trip, spent June 11-14 in one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities—Copenhagen. Read their reflections of how Copenhagen made conscious, thoughtful decisions to create one of the world’s most livable cities.Read More
2019 Urban Exploration Sponsors
Comcast/Westworks Studios | PeopleForBikes
Urban Exploration Reflections
As city builders, we know that one of the best ways to build...
By Piep van Heuven and Jack Todd of Bicycle Colorado Denver Urban Exploration...