Recent Events

Dana Crawford and Marilee Utter pose together at the conference.

Oct. 25: Squeezed Out: Challenges of Diversity and Affordability in Colorado Communities

Many Coloradans - renters, immigrants, artists, students, seniors, mobile and manufactured homeowners, single-parent and working families, small business owners, and middle-class families - are financially stressed as a result of housing and urban costs. Coloradans are also concerned about quality of life - congestion, pollution, neighborhood character and shrinking green landscapes. Please join us Oct. 25 at the third annual Community Building Colorado-Style conference to explore creative solutions to the challenges of affordability, diversity and equity in rapidly-growing Colorado communities Read more
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November 1: 2019 Pollinator Summit

Don't miss the fourth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit, “Protecting Colorado’s Biodiversity," which features plenary talks and panels on urban neighborhoods, landscaping for biodiversity, and holistic farming in Colorado. The annual event, planned by CEDaR, the Denver Botanic Gardens and other organizations, often sells out. Read more
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Nov. 9: Yes We Can! Engaging with Policies for Positive Change in Colorado’s Manufactured Home Communities

Manufactured home communities face many challenges, and each community is different. From problems with basic infrastructure and water billing, to rent increases, unreasonable park rules, and unfair treatment - many areas of potential conflict between residents and park owners exist. Resident health and well-being can suffer. How can disputes be resolved? How can positive change be made? Read more

Project Initiatives

Sustainable Places

Design and planning for urban redevelopment, place-making, and resource efficient urbanism 

City Science

Assessment and application of urban technologies, and use of community science and analytics in urban management. 

Urban Affordability

Innovative design for housing and energy cost-reduction, as well as increase in self-sufficiency and increase in health of vulnerable communities.

Resilient Infrastructure

Integrated management of stormwater, urban heat, urban connectivity, water quality, air quality, and green infrastructure.

Children and Youth

Engagement of young people in planning and design decisions, and evaluation of programs providing services to children and families.