Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR)
The Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR) partners with Colorado and abroad communities to help build resilient and equitable cities and neighborhoods. CEDaR’s goal is to stimulate research and teaching on critical urban challenges, leading to innovations in design, policy and programs. Our work is rooted in a philosophy of engaged research integrated with service.
A research center in CU Boulder'sProgram in Environmental Design
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Community Design Workshop
Local governments and community organizations, consider collaborating with CEDaR on a Community Design Workshop for your town or neighborhood! The workshop brings student and faculty research and creativity to projects that integrate public art, urban design and community engagement around neighborhood and commercial district revitalization.
Community Voices explores critical issues in manufactured housing (MH) communities through stories of leadership by MH park residents, especially grassroot activists committed to change. The project is designed to share information among manufactured housing communities about how they address issues and communicate the challenges faced by these communities to policymakers and others in Colorado. CU Boulder students are trained to research, conduct interviews and write stories related to affordability, community development, livability and environment/climate change. In these initial print and audio stories, we explore common issues facing manufactured housing park residents, including eviction, corporate ownership of MH parks, COVID-related vulnerabilities, limitations on renovations and more.