ENVD Student Work 


          Sister Gardens


Much of CEDaR’s work, including design and planning for urban redevelopment, place-making, and resource-efficient urbanism, falls under “sustainable places,” the creation of vital, healthy and sustainable urban places. 

CEDaR faculty have worked with the American Public Health Association on development of a workshop at APHA's national conference; developed a new initiative in partnership with Colorado Creative Communities around assessment of creative districts; co-sponsored a workshop on urban design in small towns in conjunction with the Colorado Congress of New Urbanism and Mountain Lab; and has supported a design/planning studio in Silverthorne, Colorado through Mountain Lab.

The CU-City Design Workshop was developed by CEDaR in 2016. The first year of the design workshop, 2016-2017, focused on the Alpine-Balsam initiative, a major redevelopment effort by the city of Boulder, centered at a site previously occupied by Boulder Community Hospital. The goal of the 2016-2017 workshop was to create a baseline of knowledge and ideas supporting community dialogue around urban design and planning opportunities at the site and in nearby neighborhoods. 

Partners: cities of Silverthorne, Longmont, Boulder, Lyons; Colorado Creative Communities; and the American Public Health Association. 

Other Sustainable Places Projects

  • Alpine - Balsam Design Studio
  • Park Hill Green Infrastructure Design Studio
  • Ponderosa Mobile Home Design Studio
  • Sustainable Communities Seminar
  • Westwood Planning Studio; Alpine-Balsam Planning Issues Seminar
  • Longmont Downtown Revitalization Studio
  • Longmont St. Stephens Plaza Studio
  • Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Restoration Seminar
  • Children’s Attitudes toward University Hill
  • Design Futures Survey – University Hill
  • Housing and Urban Design Options – University Hill
  • Public Art and Community Engagement on University Hill
  • Rethinking City Policy – University Hill; Sustainable Communities seminar
  • Ponderosa/Manufactured Housing