A graduation ceremony from the back with CU on a student's cap in the foreground.

Congratulations CEDaR Spring 2020 graduates!

May 28, 2020

On May 16, 2020, CU Boulder held its virtual graduation ceremony. Join us in congratulating our graduating students employees, interns and researchers who were involved in CEDaR projects!

Andres Duany giving a talk.

Feb. 15: Adaptation Urbanism with Andrés Duany

Jan. 3, 2020

Led by Andrés Duany, the Adaptation Urbanism workshop focuses on urban design ideas and adaptation plans to help planners, designers and city officials address climate change and related natural disasters. Duany is founder and principal partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and promote environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods containing a wide range of housing and job types.

Two young students hold a draft of the child-friendly map

Feb. 4: Webinar - How to create a child-friendly city map

Jan. 2, 2020

In 2019, Growing Up Boulder (GUB), Boulder’s child- and youth-friendly city initiative based out of the University of Colorado's Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) Center, created the United States’ first printed, child-friendly city map.These free, bilingual (the printed version) maps have reached more than 15,000 families. Learn how your community can create one of these maps as a tool for social justice, active living, empowerment and joy!

RV with a heart on it next to a nice wooden fence.

Nov. 9, 2019: Yes We Can! Engaging with Policies for Positive Change in Colorado’s Manufactured Home Communities

Oct. 23, 2019

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?

Bee on a flower

Nov. 1, 2019: Pollinator Summit

Oct. 20, 2019

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.

Dana Crawford and Marilee Utter pose together at the conference.

Oct. 25, 2019: Squeezed Out: Challenges of Diversity and Affordability in Colorado Communities

Oct. 19, 2019

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

Part of Growing Up Boulder's exhibit at the Boulder Public Library

Growing Up Boulder’s 10-year retrospective exhibit

May 5, 2019

Visit Growing Up Boulder’s 10-year retrospective exhibit at Boulder Public Library during August and September (on the ramp between Seeds Cafe and the Canyon Gallery)!

Logo for MetroLab conference

MetroLab Summit

Feb. 8, 2019

MetroLab — a national network of 40 city-university partnerships focused on urban innovation — will be hosting their annual summit in Boulder Sept. 19-20, 2019. The University of Colorado Boulder, led by the CEDaR and the Program in Environmental Design , are co-hosting the event with the city of Boulder.

Drawing of University Hill

2/1/2019 Public Art and University Hill

Jan. 27, 2019

Join us for a conversation about a new public art installation for University Hill, which involves a collaboration between CEDaR, CU Boulder students and faculty and the city of Boulder.

Art on the wall of Fiske Planetarium

10/17/18 Space, Place and Diversity in the Arts Panel

Oct. 4, 2018

Does public art and performance have the power to amplify the visibility and histories of marginalized communities and create spaces for connecting across difference in Boulder County and beyond? After a brief planetarium show to gain a different perspective about space, join panelists, artists, activists and scholars to learn about...

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