Mara Mintzer

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...

Person points to a model of a house.

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...

Carson Byerhof explains his poster to an attendee

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.

Student puts a green frame around a bus sign that is low down so kids can read it. The green sign shows she approves of it.

Collaboration gives children 'seat at table' in city planning

April 24, 2017

Second-grade English language learners from Whittier Elementary saw their suggestions for upgrading the HOP bus implemented, their input made possible through the CEDaR program Growing Up Boulder (GUB), a youth-friendly initiative.

Book cover of Handbook of Children’s Rights

Louise Chawla and Willem van Vliet co-author a chapter on “Children’s Rights to Child-friendly Cities”

Feb. 9, 2017

Professors Emeriti in CEDaR, Louise Chawla and Willem van Vliet, co-authored a chapter on “Children’s Rights to Child-friendly Cities," which was published in the latest edition of the Handbook of Children’s Rights (Routledge, 2017).

City of Boulder-CU-Boulder partnership joins MetroLab Network

May 3, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder and the city of Boulder together have joined the MetroLab Network, a nationwide collection of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government.