Denver Urban Observatory Records
The University of Denver was a participant in the Urban Observatory, a collaboration of city officials and colleges and universities to study the research resources and needs of an urban city. The project began in 1970 with support from the National League of Cities and funding from various Federal Agencies. The reports of the project describe the economic and social situation in Denver, studying attitudes of the citizens to various urban problems.
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Biographical / Historical
Urban Observatories was a project conceived by the National League of Cities. It was an experimental organization set up to link an urban city government with local university capabilities in urban research, training and service. Funds were made available through the Federal Government to support the effort. The Denver Urban Observatory began in 1970, and was composed of city officials and representatives of the University of Colorado, University of Denver, Community College of Denver, and Metro State College of Denver. Its purpose was to analyze the research needs of local government officials and others interested in solving urban problems and to develop comparable, reliable data of general application to the nation's cities. One of the elements of the research was to be an analysis of revenues and possible alternative or supplemental sources of revenues for city services.
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