• Growing Up Boulder

    Growing Up Boulder (GUB)

    Growing Up Boulder (GUB) is Boulder’s child- and youth-friendly city initiative. GUB offers students the opportunity to participate in real-world projects that encourage children and youth engagement in planning and design.

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  • Park Hill Green Infrastructure Plan

    Green Infrastructure

    CEDaR takes an integrated approach to green infrastructure emphasizing linked problems in management of urban heat, flooding and run-off, urban design and connectivity, public health, water quality, water supply, habitat protection, recreation and environmental education.

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  • Lama Foundation Project


    Design/Build provides opportunities for students to learn about all dimensions of community-engaged design from concept and initial community discussion to final construction. For example, Environmental Design Students have partnered with the Lama Foundation in Questa, New Mexico to assist in the design and construction of a simple and sustainable structure for three season use.

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  • Affordable Housing

    Affordable Housing

    CEDaR works in partnership with cities, non-profit groups, and private firms to evaluate policies and develop building and neighborhood designs. Our goal is to address systemic problems in delivery of affordable housing through research and creation of regional and national design models.

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  • Internships


    The ENVD Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience and develop skills needed to succeed in the workplace after graduation.

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CEDaR Mission

CEDaR is an initiative and proposed center in the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder. CEDaR provides planning and design services, supports educational programs, and conducts applied research on problems in the built environment, using an interdisciplinary approach to the development of solutions that are socially responsive and ecologically sound. CEDaR currently has projects underway related to empowerment for children and youth; affordable housing; green infrastructure; smart cities; design build; and small city planning. CEDaR works through partnerships with local governments, public agencies and non-profit groups. We invite potential partners to contact us!

Click here for the CEDaR Annual Report for the 2015 year.

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Rodolfo L. Rodríguez is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at CU Denver and a Certificate of Public Health at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Welcome to Ben Harden, who is working with CEDaR as a GIS technician and associate, collaborating on green infrastructure projects with the city of Denver and other municipalities in Colorado.

Neda Peiravian is a visiting researcher at the CEDaR Resource Center, before joining the CEDaR she received her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Shiraz University and finished her MSc in urban and regional planning at the University of Birmingha

Dear friends and partners,