Printed coloring book

Coloring impact, disrupting mining industry influence on Canadian education curricula

March 6, 2024

Canada is notorious for its scenic old-growth forests, mouthwatering maple syrup, fervent enthusiasm for ice hockey and notably amiable people. But Canada also boasts a lesser-known aspect that is just as deeply ingrained in its culture and history: its expansive and extractive mining industry. “What it Takes: an all-ages colouring book” is designed to disrupt the grip that Canada’s mining industry has on culture and education.

Faculty DBG visit

Faculty visit with Denver Botanic Gardens

Nov. 20, 2023

ENVD faculty visited the Denver Botanic Gardens with the goal to reinvigorate the CU-DBG connection and to introduce new faculty and leadership.

ENVD welcomes six new faculty members

ENVD welcomes six new faculty members

Aug. 28, 2023

The Program in Environmental Design welcomes six new faculty to the design community in fall 2023.

ENVD CU Signature

ENVD forms new leadership team in staff reorganization

Aug. 28, 2023

Established in July 2022, the Staff Leadership Team has been charged to work as a cohesive unit to lead, assess and support the program’s culture of development and engagement amongst staff, and will play an integral role in realizing the program’s core mission while working with ENVD Director Stacey Schulte, the Executive Committee and Executive Leadership team to support the goals and needs of the program.

Paper Fashion Show design by Brielle Killip

ENVD student and lecturer participate in Denver Paper Fashion Show

April 25, 2023

Environmental Design student Ben Harris and lecturer Brielle Killip participated in the Denver Paper Fashion Show last week.

Peggy Gordon

Peggy Gordon to retire after 27 years of service to CU Boulder

April 10, 2023

After 27 years of administrative, advisory, leadership and program support work, Peggy Gordon, assistant director of academic services, will graduate with the ENVD class of 2023 and enroll in retirement this spring.

Parking garages and parking lots – like these pictured in downtown Chicago in a 1956 aerial photograph – became a core feature of 20th-century U.S. urban development. Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

Feb. 20, 2023

Two assumptions undergird urban parking policy: Without convenient parking, car owners would be reluctant to patronize businesses; and absent a dedicated parking spot for their vehicle, they’d be less likely to rent and buy homes. Because parcels of urban land are usually small and pricey, developers will build multistory garages. And so today, a glut of these bulky concrete boxes clutter America’s densely populated cities.

John Hersey, Source Plantizen Courses

ENVD Teaching Assistant Professor instructs most popular Planetizen course of 2022

Jan. 17, 2023

Specializing in transit-oriented development (TOD) since his undergraduate studies, Hersey was well prepared to present an introduction to the sustainable growth model as well as a deeper dive into TOD’s interaction with affordable housing. The latter course, Equitable Transit-Oriented Development, was among Planetizen Courses’ most popular classes of 2022.

Contributing to a discussion in Brooklyn, hosted by Sono Motors to pioneer discussions about the next generation of urban transport infrastructure.

ENVD Professor Participates in Jefferson Science Fellowship Program during 2021-2022

Oct. 31, 2022

Environmental Design Professor Kevin J. Krizek participated in the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellowships (JSF) program from 2021 to 2022.

ENVD first-year advisor and architecture instructor receive Marinus Smith Award

ENVD first-year advisor and architecture instructor receive Marinus Smith Award

April 12, 2022

Rachel Lee Lavine, architecture instructor, and Dylan West, assistant director of advising and first-year experience, have been awarded the 2022 Marinus Smith Award.