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Posts Tagged ‘density’

The First PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

The First PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

PLAN-Boulder County forum audience (photos by Zane Selvans) Friday, September 6th saw the first of PLAN-Boulder County's City Council Candidate Fora for 2013. The moderator was PBC board member Jeff McWhirter. The candidates on hand were [...]

Theory in Practice: PLAN-Boulder County’s Blue Line

Theory in Practice: PLAN-Boulder County’s Blue Line

Editor's note: This article was adapted by the author from a paper written for an urban planning course at Cornell Driven by a localist philosophy of city planning, in 1958 a group of City of Boulder residents initiated an enduring shift in [...]

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Rarely in the past have Boulder City Council members who represented the city on trips outside of the state reported to the public on what they learned. But Deputy Mayor Lisa Morzel broke that sad record of neglect at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on [...]

Switchboard | For walkable cities, it’s not about the density – it’s about finding the right kind of density

Switchboard | For walkable cities, it’s not about the density – it’s about finding the right kind of density

"A few days ago, I was reviewing some good work by colleagues describing NRDC’s advocacy for sustainable cities. The original draft stressed that dense living is the way to go. Wherever the word 'dense' appeared, I crossed it out and substituted [...]

Sustainable Transportation in Freiburg

Sustainable Transportation in Freiburg

I recently came across an interesting article by Ralph Buehler and John Pucher about the city of Freiburg, Germanyand its transportation system and planning since WWII (when it was 80% destroyed by Allied bombing raids). The city isn't so different [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

"The argument that a limit on building height restricts housing supply and thus leads to higher prices is essentially the same argument made against Portland’s urban growth boundary. In both cases, it’s hogwash: if affordability were closely [...]

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

Utrecht, Netherlands (Flickr creative commons http://flic.kr/p/bGMNz2) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of July 30, Kevin Krizek, professor of planning and design at CU-Boulder, suggested that Boulder supplement or replace its [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Limits of Density

The Atlantic Cities | The Limits of Density

"There can be no doubt that density has its advantages. In general, denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. The key function of a city is to enable exchange, interaction, and the [...]

Big Changes for the Boulder Junior Academy Site

Big Changes for the Boulder Junior Academy Site

The Boulder neighborhood group Friends of Mt. Sanitas would like you to know that once again, the former Boulder Junior Academy property at 2641 4th St. is facing a new round of changes. Tucked against the base of the Mt. Sanitas trailhead on [...]

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

"If we fail to insist on the kinds of places that people instinctively love, we won’t succeed, and we won’t deserve to, either." Read the entire article at the Atlantic Cities: What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density.

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