Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder

Green Neighborhoods Superstudio

Instructors: David Kahn, ASLA and Michael Tavel, AIA

This praxis focuses on architecture, landscape architecture, and green neighborhood design for the CU Family Housing Community recently flooded along Boulder Creek. The City of Boulder's director of Planning and Sustainability asked us "What would a higher-density, kid-friendly green neighborhood look like for Boulder?" To answer this question we will:

  • Practice strategies for designing green neighborhoods.

  • Learn how to intertwine multiple sustainable systems into a neighborhood including: energy production and conservation, civic stormwater, urban agriculture, urban ecology and hydrology, mixtures of uses, social responsiveness, and stewardship

  • Research case studies from around the world.

  • Collaborate with: Kids from Boulder High and Whittier Elementary Schools, CU Campus Architects and Planners, City of Boulder Directors of Urban Design, and Planning and Sustainability, Boulder Housing Authority

These courses will give students experience in designing mixed-use urban architecture, green neighborhoods, and landscapes that sustain them. Cutting edge green-building and green infrastructural technologies will be emphasized. This is a real-world project that will be informed by, and serve, a diverse spectrum of the Boulder community.

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March 6, 2014 - Daily Camera

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Child Friendly Design in High Density Neighborhoods

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn student. Jacob Accola



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Dense + Green

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. William T. Barnum, Lane Calabro, Allycia Galindo, Raul Martinez




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Spaces for People

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. James Bowe, Rosalind Prince, Oscar Saucedo, Kyle Zimmer




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Density: An Incorporation of Density

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. Brandon Byrd, Rob Hollis, Grayson O'Roark



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Green Neighborhoods

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. Deanna Hurd, Tyler Roberts, Dylan Davies, Tong Wu




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Green Habitat

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. Natalie Doyle, Christopher LeFebvre, Benjamin Plummer, Shane Powers




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Diversity in Density

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. Trevor Hill, Christopher James Ranglos, Kelsey Roybal, Jungwha Yuh




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Family Ties

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn, students. Colton Hindle, Maxwell Justman, Cam LeBleu, Mason Otis




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Urban Ag Weave

faculty. Michael Tavel, David Kahn students. Ivan patino, Emily Tarantini


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