This installation introduces visitors to the ways that incarceration and climate change intersect in the United States

"you couldn't get away from it": entanglements of incarceration and climate change

Dec. 5, 2022

"you couldn't get away from it": entanglements of incarceration and climate change December 2022 Engineering Center South Lobby University of Colorado Boulder Climate change disproportionately burdens the most vulnerable segments of our society, putting those with the fewest resources at greatest risk. Mass incarceration does the same, destabilizing families and...


WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM supporting the Iranian women’s revolution, Nov 30, 6-8pm

Nov. 28, 2022

WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM supporting the Iranian women’s revolution Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 6-8 pm Old Main Chapel University of Colorado Boulder Registration is free but required : Please join us for remarks from and discussion with local and state elected officials, campus leadership, and faculty as we identify actions...

DREAM PLAY BUILD event Monday, September 26

DREAM PLAY BUILD event Monday, September 26

Sept. 15, 2022

DREAM PLAY BUILD BOOK LAUNCH + LECTURE + MODEL BUILDING WORKSHOP JAMES ROJAS JOHN KAMPJOHN KAMP Monday, September 26 5:30 - 6:30 pm Environmental Design Building, Room 134Environmental 134 CU BoulderCU Boulder James Rojas and John Kamp have been looking to art, creative expression and storytelling to shake up the...

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

May 6: Congratulations CEDaR Spring 2021 graduates!

May 13, 2021

On May 6, 2021, 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)!