anti-tourist travel is

experiencing a city as the locals do.

It’s supporting local gems that reinvest back into the community. Anti-tourism comes from a desire to get to know a place not from an outsider’s perspective, but from the guidance of local culture.

looking critically at the impact of irresponsible tourism.

It considers surprisingly controversial concepts such as gentrification, accessibility, safety for all people, and the affects on multiple types of local economies.

getting to know place.

Like by riding public transit. Or getting to know a city by bicycle. Anti-tourism is catching a local band at a gritty dive bar. Anti-tourism is getting to know the real history of place. Anti-tourism, in its most basic form, is responsible travel.

housing advocacy means

seeing a roof over one’s head as a fundamental human right

and homelessness as a byproduct of larger, more systemic failures. How do redlining, gentrification, and population growth play into the story of housing?

harnessing the power of coalition work.

We are partnering with Denver Homeless Out Loud, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, The Village Collaborative, and Beloved Community Village to work with the city on changing existing zoning and building codes.

questioning the status quo of rampant gentrification.

How can Denver grow in a healthy way that also allows for a. housing for the unhoused, b. affordability for low to middle income populations, and c. flexibility for those interested in alternative housing forms such as tiny homes?

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