Why Denver? Sustainability Innovation in the Mile High City, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/why-denver-sustainability-innovation-in-the-mile-high-city/) Abstract: In April of last year, I published an article in Solutions entitled “The Path to a Regenerative Future: The Importance of Local Networks and Bioregional Contexts.” Originally conceived, that article was to focus on the special features of the City of Denver that makes it one of the most innovative and collaborative cities in the world. Denver was the model I had in mind when I laid out the enabling conditions required to transform a place from sustainable to regenerative: Collaborative organizational culture Transparent and participatory governance systems Non-silo behavior—positive and abundant interactions among public, private, non-profits, foundations, and educational institutions Forward-looking, long-term vision Openness to change and creativity Innovative organizational forms— B-Corporations, Co-Working spaces, Social Enterprises, Impact Finance Publicly-Engaged Universities that enthusiastically partner with start-ups, government agencies, … Topics: