Updated 2:50 pm PST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 In this Dec. 21, 2018 photo, Parker Alley, 7, flies a at Four Winds-Cuatro Vientos Park, in the Westwood neighborhood in Denver. Large areas of Denver overhauled to sustain an exploding population now are so built up and paved over that residents rapidly are losing contact with nature. Excluding the undeveloped area around the airport, nearly half the land in Denver's city limits is now paved or built over — up from less than 20 percent in the mid-1970s, a Denver Post analysis of city and federal data found. And that figure could approach 70 percent by 2040. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP) less In this Dec. 21, 2018 photo, Parker Alley, 7, flies a at Four Winds-Cuatro Vientos Park, in the Westwood neighborhood in Denver. Large areas of Denver overhauled to sustain an exploding population now are so ... more Photo: RJ Sangosti, AP … [Read more...] about Green space disappearing from the ‘city within a park’
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Tent-hunting at REI, Jackie Von Feldt and her friends lamented that they choke inside booming Denver and were preparing an escape. They wanted peace, and calming views, with room to roam and starlit night coolness they could savor in silence. So they pored over an array of ultra-light shelters for a trip into Colorado’s mountain wilderness that, hopefully, wouldn’t entail too much traffic. “You definitely have to leave the city. I wish it wasn’t like that,” said Von Feldt, who grew up in Wichita, where a carefully platted park gave residents a natural oasis. “It just feels hectic being in the city,” she said. “You cannot get that detachment from the chaos.” Von Feldt is caught in a green-space crunch that is hurting Americans as cities grow denser, more paved over and more crowded. Denver epitomizes this diminishment of nature in the city, a trend worldwide with 55 percent of humanity living in urban areas and a projected 2.5 … [Read more...] about As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis
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