Environmental design

Bike-to-work events offer chance to explore barriers to cycling, says CU study

Cities that host bike-to-work events as their sole effort to increase commuter travel by bicycle may be missing a larger -- perhaps more valuable -- opportunity, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and led by the University of Colorado Denver.

Local governments should use bike-to-work days to find out from participants why they’re attending and -- more importantly -- what prevents them from biking more often, according to the study.

Team of painters brings Colorado Shakespeare Festival to life

Set against a backdrop of whining power saws and pounding hammers, scenic artists create self-contained worlds in which the Colorado Shakespeare Festival performances come to life. The painters wield brushes like magicians, transforming foam to stone, plain walls into gilded rooms, and new materials into antiques.

New environmental design minor launches

CU-Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design is launching a new minor, to begin this fall, with three possible tracks: design, history and theory, and planning. The minor is open to students of all disciplines and provides a foundation in theory, history, and methodology employed in fields such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture and related design disciplines.


NASHI: learning that fills a need

CU-Boulder environmental design students are helping an Indian reservation build energy-efficient housing. They're part of the Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative -- an academic and outreach program that is going strong and rececently was featured by South Dakota public television. 

Through the creation of a simple shelter, students gain new skills, community

A group of 15 CU-Boulder environmental design students took their skills from studio to field this summer for a client-based construction project in New Mexico.

From campus to table: students create garden bounty for diners, community

Diners at the Center for Community with an interest in fresh food and sustainability might swallow easier knowing that some of the ingredients they’re savoring were grown by CU-Boulder students just yards away.

CU-Boulder environmental design class prints 3-D model of campus

Sara Bryant didn’t touch a piece of paper or even an Exacto knife for her model-building course last month. The junior in environmental design and her classmates used the latest software and machinery to build prototype models of the CU-Boulder campus. Their tools included a computerized router, a laser cutter and a brand new 3-D printer.

Breaking ground: CU-Boulder environmental design students get real-world experience

In class one recent Monday, a group of CU-Boulder undergraduates in environmental design met with a city of Boulder official to review their building plans, soon to be constructed by the students at the local Admiral Burke Park. That’s when they learned of a hitch.

The student team can’t build on certain parts of the grounds—those that aren’t owned by the city, which is supporting the project.  

Two CU-Boulder professors named 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellows

Two CU-Boulder environmental researchers -- Kevin J. Krizek and Maxwell Boykoff -- have been named Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their outstanding leadership abilities and desire to communicate scientific issues beyond academic audiences.

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