This project builds on the work of an earlier publication (The Denver Atlas), and continues to explore unique perspectives on the social, economic and political dynamics in the Denver region, through visual mapping. Maps present suggestive and revealing pictures of the region, filled with geographic data and patterns that are often hard to convey with just narrative. They unveil hidden realities in our communities, present a new angle on familiar phenomena, and deepen our understanding of the world around us. Maps can suggest new courses of action, needed policy changes, or new strategies for community organizations, neighborhood leaders and local officials. This compendium can be explored in any order, as each map stands alone, telling its own piece of our regional story.
The maps will take readers through immigration and policing patterns in Aurora, to gentrification patterns in inner-city Denver, to regional voting patterns, to educational challenges in Front Range schools. These maps present the Denver- Aurora region in new ways, and we hope they help improve our understanding of the community and inform action to improve it!