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Check Out the New “Boulder Data Hub”

Check Out the New “Boulder Data Hub”

2013 flood extents(image capture from the Boulder Data Hub, data source: City of Boulder) At the end of the PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, December 4, 2015, Jeff McWhirter, a former PLAN-Boulder Board member who is also a computer whiz and [...]

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

The northern end of the Hogan-Pancost property on the morning of Sept. 12, 2013 (photo from http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show?entryid=27d13820-6805-4912-b096-370cf97c376e) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, December 4, 2015 about [...]

“The Belonging Revolution” Sweeps Through Longmont, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

“The Belonging Revolution” Sweeps Through Longmont, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

Longmont condos (photo by Sam Cox flickr creative commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/sammcox/9314642210/) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of Monday, March 16, 2015, Longmont community activist Dan Benavidez (who is also a [...]

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

The Municipal Building (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/2j8dH6) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on November 10, 2014 about the history of the City of Boulder’s 55-foot building height limit, Ruth Wright, the leading spirit behind the [...]

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

At a PLAN-Boulder County ballot issues forum on Friday, October 10, 2014, the only debate that occurred concerned the wisdom of Ballot Issue 2B, which would allow the Boulder City Council to hold executive sessions to obtain legal advice related to [...]

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

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 goal is to expand the economic diversity of [...]

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, June 13, about the status of Boulder’s municipalization efforts, City Attorney Tom Carr estimated that the city will probably be able to start operating an electric utility by October or November of [...]

Trying to Create a Well Loved Place at Boulder Junction

Trying to Create a Well Loved Place at Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction existing (left) and envisioned (all images courtesy City of Boulder) At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, February 28, three luminaries from the City of Boulder staff described painstaking efforts to create a welcoming place at [...]

Climate Change Is On the Way, Like It Or Not

Climate Change Is On the Way, Like It Or Not

All images courtesy Gifford Miller unless otherwise indicated At a PLAN-Boulder evening forum on Monday, January 27, Gifford Miller, a world-renowned geologist, described research about global warming that he and his team have recently conducted [...]

Restoring Wildlands

Restoring Wildlands

On Friday, December 6, 2013, Timothy Seastedt, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU, a fellow of the Arctic and Alpine Research Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV), [...]

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