Renowned Culture: Key Trends and Assumptions

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The following trends and assumptions provide a quick overview of some of the high-level issues related to Renowned Culture. They are intended to provide a baseline understanding of emerging trends, preferences, and opportunities that may affect how Colorado Springs will grow and change in the coming years. This foundation sets up PlanCOS to provide tailored policy direction and implementation strategies. More background information can be found in Appendix A: State of the City Snapshots.

  • Destination TravelA type of trip or travel that encompasses all visits to Colorado Springs from persons who do not ordinarily reside, work, attend school, or shop and obtain services within the city. This includes tourists, conference goes, event attendees, visiting athletes. business travelers, shoppers from outside the region, and other visitors from outside the city. is an important and growing sector of our city’s economy, which continues to rely on a healthy and robust cultural ecosystem.
  • The diversity of the population of Colorado Springs will continue to increase, creating an evolving cultural landscape and emerging markets, and needs for new and adapted venues, facilities and programs.
  • As our city both grows and becomes more mature, the unique role and value of our established historic sites, buildings, and places will become more pronounced, as they evolve to represent a diminishing proportion of our overall city. Additional areas of our city will be eligible for some level of historic consideration, and we will need to determine which of these areas merit historic attention and potential preservation.