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Town-Gown Meeting Sheds Light on Hill Problems, Including Poor Illumination by Street Lights

Town-Gown Meeting Sheds Light on Hill Problems, Including Poor Illumination by Street Lights

A large meeting on the afternoon of March 31 of neighbors, student leaders, and city and university officials about crime and other bad behavior on University Hill revealed that despite vigorous efforts by CU and the city to deter and control [...]

Van Jones Urges Boulder to Embrace the Green Collar Economy

Van Jones Urges Boulder to Embrace the Green Collar Economy

At the 2011 PLAN-Boulder County Annual Dinner on March 2, Van Jones told a packed banquet hall at the Hotel Boulderado that the most dire threat facing America right now is not climate change, but increased diversity coupled with decreased [...]

The Boulder Protocols Go to Kyoto

The Boulder Protocols Go to Kyoto

Japan, Germany, and Sweden rely heavily on nuclear power for their electricity supplies, Mayor Susan Osborne pointed out in reporting on her February 11 talk to the Low-Carbon Cities Conference in Kyoto, Japan at a PLAN-Boulder evening forum on [...]

Bike Rentals Aimed at Replacing Car Trips

Bike Rentals Aimed at Replacing Car Trips

B-Cycle plans to start operating in Boulder on May 20, 2011, but before that happens it needs to raise $650,000 in capital, Elizabeth Train, one of Boulder B-Cycle’s three current staff members, disclosed at a PLAN-Boulder forum on January 24. At [...]

Rolling Back Expectations for the Diagonal Plaza

Rolling Back Expectations for the Diagonal Plaza

A panel of volunteer experts from the Colorado branch of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) reported their impressions of the development prospects of Diagonal Plaza at a public meeting on January 20 and delivered a mixed message about the [...]

Boulder Looks to Play Defense in 2011 Legislature

Boulder Looks to Play Defense in 2011 Legislature

The City of Boulder enjoyed substantial success in last year’s session of the Colorado General Assembly, Carl Castillo, policy advisor for the city asserted at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on January 14, but this year it will probably concentrate [...]

Power to the People!

Power to the People!

Paul Fenn, the co-founder of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and president of Local Power, Inc., explained at a PLAN-Boulder forum on the evening of November 8, 2010 that CCA is an alternative to both municipal power systems and investor-owned [...]

Jefferson Parkway’s Layers of Complication

Jefferson Parkway’s Layers of Complication

On November 17 the Jefferson County Commissioners passed a resolution (reproduced below) offering to pay $5 million to the State Land Board to purchase Section 16 at the southwest corner of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge, if the City of Boulder and [...]

Boulder’s Water Supply under Climate Change

Boulder’s Water Supply under Climate Change

Climate change may not significantly affect total precipitation in the City of Boulder’s watershed, but it will cause warmer temperatures in our area, earlier spring run-off, increased variability of supply, and drier summers two local experts [...]

Mountain Bikers and Conservationists Tell Each Other to Take a Hike

Mountain Bikers and Conservationists Tell Each Other to Take a Hike

The City of Boulder’s Community Collaborative Group (“CCG”) could not agree in September on a proposed mountain bike trail running north and south through Boulder’s mountain parks, and at a PLAN-Boulder forum on October 15 a panel of [...]

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