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The Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR) partners with Colorado communities to develop tools for building resilient and equitable places. CEDaR seeks to stimulate research and teaching on critical urban challenges, leading to practical innovations in design, policy and analytics. Our work is rooted in a philosophy of engaged research integrated with service. CEDaR is a unit of the University of Colorado Boulder affiliated with the Program in Environmental Design.
Design and planning for urban redevelopment, place-making, and resource efficient urbanism
Assessment and application of urban technologies, and use of community science and analytics in urban management.
Innovative design for housing and energy cost-reduction, as well as increase in self-sufficiency and increase in health of vulnerable communities.
Integrated management of stormwater, urban heat, urban connectivity, water quality, air quality, and green infrastructure.
Engagement of young people in planning and design decisions, and evaluation of programs providing services to children and families.