High density development in Denver

CEDaR research shows Denver's impervious cover increasing rapidly

Jan. 23, 2019

GIS analysis of urban change in Denver indicates high rates of disappearance of green space and increasing imperviousness, which could increase to as much as 69 percent of its surface, excluding DIA, by 2040.

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Innovative partnership supports sustainability class

Jan. 6, 2019

In an innovative collaboration, Boulder County, the city of Boulder and the University of Colorado Boulder have joined to teach students about careers in sustainability.

Advertisement poster for Green Roof workshop.

CEDaR interns help ULI create green roof workshop

Dec. 6, 2018

CEDaR interns Scott Reca and Alec Sabatini worked with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world, to organize a Nov. 7 workshop about the Denver Green Buildings Ordinance.

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Mara Mintzer's TEDx Talk to be featured on TED main platform

Nov. 7, 2018

Growing Up Boulder Director, Mara Mintzer's, TEDx talk will be featured on TED's main platform launching Nov. 7. Growing Up Boulder is a CEDaR program.

Cover of the Placemaking book.

Q&A: CEDaR Fellow Louise Chawla shares her passion for children’s involvement in shaping their communities

Sept. 24, 2018

"Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities," which was released Sept. 17 by New Village Press, was written by three women with strong ties to CU Boulder's Community, Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR).

Audience of the Community Building Colorado-Style Conference

CEDaR conference focuses on building resilient and innovative communities

Sept. 19, 2018

The second annual Community Building Colorado-Style conference offers opportunities to develop new partnerships between the university, and Colorado cities and communities.

Marufjon (Maruf) Mirakhmatov squats next to a small table from the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

CEDaR helps organize model partnership for Teahouse restoration

Aug. 24, 2018

Marufjon (Maruf) Mirakhmatov restores furniture from the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse on Aug. 20, 2018, as part of a restoration project that will also involve restoring the inside and outside of the Teahouse. Mirakhmatov is co-teaching an Program in Environmental Design class where students will learn how to perform the restoration...

Daniel Bilot in front of flowers.

ENVD project spotlights how parking lots can save bees

June 27, 2018

“Parking lots could save the bees,” says Danielle Bilot, a nationally-known pollinator consultant who is passionate about the idea. She has spoken about it in magazine articles. She has promoted her research in TEDx and a newly-released TED talk. She even was a member of the White House Pollinator Action...

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University, city and residents engage at Ponderosa event

April 30, 2018

This spring more than 40 CU Boulder students and faculty sought solutions to preserve Boulder’s Ponderosa Mobile Home Park as it transitions to a more resilient model of affordable housing. The diverse 68-unit community has a long history of infrastructure issues, including impacts from the 2013 flood and challenges in...

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Student projects revitalizing The Hill focus of Dec. 15 open house

Dec. 7, 2017

Colorado MetroLab, a partnership between CU Boulder and Colorado city governments, organized a design workshop where CU Boulder environmental design (ENVD) students, neighborhood residents and elementary school students gave their ideas for revitalizing Boulder's University Hill area.