Reader: I Want to Live in the Most Welcoming, Beautiful Place on the Planet

Last week Denver launched Denveright, a campaign to collect input on the direction that planning and development in this city should take over the next twenty years. But residents already had plenty of ideas, as evidenced by all the comments that come in whenever we write about architecture and design: Witness the response to Michael Paglia's recent "The Hateful Eight." And some readers have been quick to share their thoughts with the city. Says Chris: 

Okay Denver, here is what I think: I appreciate your ability to bring in a fresh, young, vibrant population and I must say you have made that happen. I want to live in the most welcoming, hospitable and beautiful place on the planet. Let's be more environmentally responsible and start constructing all of these new buildings with a focus on energy conservation, water conservation and at least some thought on population density. We are just slapping these things together and knocking down historical buildings in the quickest way instead of the most responsible way. Denver could and should be more responsible by requiring sustainable energy and water reclamation in new buildings. I have been here during droughts, and with all of the new people, we are going to end up hurting when it happens again. #denveright

What do you think about growth in the city? What do you think Denver should be doing?

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