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Posts Tagged ‘density’

The 50-Year Anniversary of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”

The 50-Year Anniversary of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”

2011 has thus far passed largely unmarked as the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs’ influential book on urban planning, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  In 1961, the book was as close to a blockbuster as the topic of [...]

Rust Wire | Soul-Crushing Sprawl Killing Business

Rust Wire | Soul-Crushing Sprawl Killing Business

The fundamental problem it seems to me is that our region has gone berserk on suburbia to the expense of having any type of nearby open space or viable urban communities, which are the two primary spatial assets that attract and retain the best [...]

Adding It Up

Adding It Up

The United States Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census of population every ten years. The census was originally intended to determine representation in the U. S. House of Representatives but the data derived has been [...]

EPA | Location Efficiency and Housing Type – Boiling it Down to BTUs

EPA | Location Efficiency and Housing Type – Boiling it Down to BTUs

How and where we construct our communities has an enormous effect on our energy consumption. Buildings and transportation together account for about 70 percent of energy use in the United States and are responsible for about 62 percent of U.S. [...]

The Atlantic | City Limits: A Conversation With Edward Glaeser

The Atlantic | City Limits: A Conversation With Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser is high on cities. Very high, in fact. In “How Skyscrapers Can Save The City” The Atlantic, February 2011 the Harvard economist puts the high-rise at the heart of a newly accessible, affordable, vital and sustainable metropolis. [...]

WATCH: Downtown Debate

WATCH: Downtown Debate

City Council will discuss the next steps for the downtown area south of Canyon Blvd. on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2010. Controversy and Consensus, a Channel 8 production hosted by Ralph Gregory, devoted a recent episode to downtown [...]

A New Angle on the Diagonal Plaza

A New Angle on the Diagonal Plaza

The Diagonal Plaza shopping center in north Boulder has long been seen as a candidate for redevelopment, but plans have never materialized. The blame for a lack of action is usually placed on the center’s multiple ownerships and on the lack of [...]

La Ditch Gauche

La Ditch Gauche

Fifty-eight percent of the land in SoDA (South of Downtown Area between 13th and 16th Streets and Canyon and Arapahoe) is publicly owned, and, if that space is used imaginatively, the redevelopment of the private land in SoDA will almost inevitably [...]

Does Dense Make Sense? Part 6. Recommendations

Does Dense Make Sense?  Part 6. Recommendations

Editor's note:  PLAN-Boulder County has issued a report entitled Does Dense Make Sense? This is the final part in a six part series extracted from the report. PLAN-Boulder County believes that Boulder County is a special place.  Our [...]

Does Dense Make Sense? Part 5. Affordable Housing

Does Dense Make Sense?  Part 5.  Affordable Housing

Editor's note:  PLAN-Boulder County has issued a report entitled Does Dense Make Sense? This is the fifth part in a six part series extracted from the report. The Boulder City Council has adopted an affordable housing goal of 10% of all [...]

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