A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Introduction
by PLAN-Boulder County
Regulations and transportation designs should be tailored to the full range of choices
A Ride Through the Missing Middle
by Kurt Nordback
The middle is even more missing in Boulder than in Portland
“The Belonging Revolution” Sweeps Through Longmont, Neighborhood by Neighborhood
by Alan Boles
Latinos tend to not participate in formal, public meetings
Trees Are Key at Boulder Junction
by Niki Korth
Finally, transportation infrastructure planning that accommodates trees
At a PLAN-Boulder forum on September 5, 2014 about the city’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy, David Driskell, Director of Community Planning and Sustainability, explained that the strategy’s overriding [Read More]
Wouldn't it be great if there were a simple way for Boulder to: reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions; support local businesses; strengthen social bonds in the community; reduce living costs for the [Read More]
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"Our civic spaces are intensely personal, shaping the terrain of our lives and our memories. They influence how we think, feel, act and express our identity. 'We make every effort to adapt to our environment, but when it is disorderly, chaotic or saturated with noise and ugliness, such overstimulation makes it difficult to find ourselves [...]
"During the war, the U.S. Navy erected more than 160,000 Quonset huts on four continents and throughout the Pacific. 'A team of eight Seabees could assemble a barracks in eight hours by just driving nails through the ribs,' says Commander James Monroe, the Seabee veteran who heads the museum. "Designed for the Navy by architects and engineers [...]
Preservation Leadership Forum Blog | Making Old City Buildings Green Buildings: An Interview with Architect Tom Liebel
"Our older buildings provide a sense of groundedness and context—they help us remember how we arrived in our current state. They also provide the armature upon which a new city can arise..." Read the interview at the Preservation Leadership Forum: Making Old City Buildings Green Buildings: An Interview with Architect Tom Liebel.
"Four-lane undivided highways have a history of relatively high crash rates as traffic volumes increase and as the inside lane is shared by higher-speed through traffic and left-turning vehicles. One option for addressing this safety concern is a 'Road Diet'. A Road Diet involves converting an existing four-lane undivided roadway segment to a [...]
"Most drivers base their travel speed on what feels comfortable given the street design. The wider the road, the faster people tend to drive and, the faster the car, the more severe the injuries resulting from a crash. Research suggests that injuries from vehicle crashes rise as the width of a road increases. To protect both pedestrians and [...]
Washington Post | The real challenge for cities: What happens when Millennials have babies and the suburbs beckon?
"Planners in D.C. and other cities have had much success luring young professionals to urban neighborhoods, so much so that a prominent question among economists and housing analysts is whether all the millennials who moved to cities will stay once they have children. "Previous generations mostly moved to the suburbs, and there is evidence that [...]
"While enabling cars to move around is not unimportant, I applaud those leaders who are also directing our attention -- and the attention of public departments of transportation -- back to people, to streets as not just conveyances but also destinations, places to linger on foot, as places of beauty, as places whose look and feel greatly define [...]
"Why, in 2015, would anyone want to build a classical building? The answer: to reconnect present-day architecture and city building with American political ideals, history, and culture. This impulse, more common today than in several generations, reflects an irony of the architectural world: the avant-garde is now composed of classical architects, [...]
"The Boulder home known as Goss House, which also functions as a music venue, studio and art gallery, is closing down. The house’s residents are being forced to leave, as the landlord elected not to renew their lease this summer. Come July, Goss House will join Astroland and Dead Leaf in Boulder DIY heaven.The final Goss show was held last week [...]
"It is becoming increasingly clear that trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published this week . And we're only beginning to understand the nature and magnitude of their tree-benevolence." Read the entire article at the [...]
"If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to." Joseph Campbell
"You may know exactly what race you are, but how would you prove it if somebody disagreed with you?" More at Vox: 11 Ways Race Isn’t Real