Jota Samper 2022 Colombia Global Seminar Program

Colombia Abroad Studio 2022

July 8, 2022

This week after two years of being unable to do it because of the pandemic, we are starting out the 2022 Global Seminar Program. This year students from the Environmental Design University of Colorado Boulder traveled to Medellín to work alongside students from the Universidad de San Buenaventura Medellín on...

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

April 22, 2022

This research project will explore the past three decades of community engagement by examining the historical evolution of three affiliated research organizations at CU Boulder: CEDER, CYE, and CEDaR. Research students will conduct interviews and present findings in an exhibit and publish the results as a journal paper. A total...

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

April 22, 2022

This research project will explore the past three decades of community engagement by examining the historical evolution of three affiliated research organizations at CU Boulder: CEDER, CYE, and CEDaR. Research students will conduct interviews and present findings in an exhibit and publish the results as a journal paper. A total...

Shawhin Roudbari and Jota Samper new Co-Directors in renovated space

New Directors of CEDaR

Feb. 9, 2022

We (Shawhin and Jota) propose to serve as co-directors of CEDaR. We propose co-directorship as a strategy to share the workload of leadership and to help diversify CEDaR’s portfolio of partners and activities. We have collaborated on research and service commitments over the past four years and enjoy one another's...

People walking on 500 block of Main Street in Longmont

CEDaR partners with Longmont to develop downtown survey

Oct. 15, 2021

As Longmont recovers from a period of uncertainty, residents can share their vision for the downtown area, thanks in part to CEDaR.

Luz Galicia stands by a statue holding a sign that says "Stop evictions." Luz is holding a sign that says this neighborhood stands for...

Luz Galicia: "We didn't have any option, but to fight"

May 21, 2021

Struggling to support herself and her two daughters, Luz Galicia moved from her large house to a manufactured home. A year and a half later the park's landlord decided to sell the property, displacing 100 families. Luz now works to educate and empower park residents.

Tom Sundro Lewis points to his home

Remodeled residence 'perfect' for owner of manufactured home

April 16, 2021

In 2005 a trailer slated for the dump was transported to Mapleton Mobile Home Park in Boulder and renovated there. Built by more than 50 CU Boulder students, the Trailer Wrap project held lessons for future project-based learning, including a CEDaR-led manufactured home renovation planned for this summer or fall, depending on the state of the pandemic.

GUB Director Mara Mintzer listens to third grader share her ideas.

CEDaR's Growing Up Boulder program spins off as a nonprofit

March 11, 2021

For the past 12 years Growing Up Boulder was a part of CU Boulder's  Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) Center. Now one of the most successful child-friendly city initiatives in the world, GUB is transitioning to an independent nonprofit, a model for how the university can develop, nurture and then spin off nonprofit activities.

People with masks on organizing food at a food bank.

CEDaR food bank project helps with logistical issues during pandemic

March 5, 2021

In this collaboration between the city of Denver and the university, the Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR) and the Denver Department of Health & Environment are jointly tackling how to best manage information and activities among dozens of small and large Denver food banks during times of increased demand.

A drawing of a bee by a Colorado license plate

Contest opens for designing new Colorado pollinator license plate

March 4, 2021

Pollinator-themed designs are now being accepted for a new Colorado license plate honoring bees. Pollinators are necessary for many crops and sustain many of the wildflowers and flowering trees and shrubs on Colorado’s wildlands, says Louise Chawla, CEDaR fellow and professor emerita in the Program in Environmental Design. Chawla serves on the leadership committee of People and Pollinators Action Network, a statewide group that works for healthy ecosystems and biodiverse habitat for pollinators.

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