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Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

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 [...]

Are Boulder’s Downtown Streets Off-Limits To Bicyclists?

Are Boulder’s Downtown Streets Off-Limits To Bicyclists?

Sidewalk cycling on Broadway between Walnut and Pearl What are the factors that induce people to bicycle? Two of the most important are relatively short travel distances and relatively slow motor vehicle speeds. Given this, the town center [...]

Planetizen | Families WILL Choose to Live Downtown, If We Design for Kids!

Planetizen | Families WILL Choose to Live Downtown, If We Design for Kids!

"So should we want families downtown?I strongly believe we should. They're a big part of complete, mixed, vibrant and lively downtown neighbourhoods. Singles, seniors and couples downtown may be great, but kids and baby-strollers make communities [...]

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Come to the Boulder Farmer's Market and dream! Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a live performance at noon will transport you into a new box to think out of. It's part of the city's Civic Area project to rethink that public space going [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

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.

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 [...]

The Atlantic Cities | Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The Atlantic Cities | Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

Earlier neighborhoods were literally built on a scale for the human body, with architectural embellishments at eye level and blocks and sidewalks designed for foot travel. The human measuring stick hasn’t changed much over the last 200 years, and [...]

The Public Realm at 11th & Pearl

The Public Realm at 11th & Pearl

This article describes a few of my observations, questions and ideas related to the recent concept submittal for the 11th and Pearl redevelopment project (available here -- 15 mb pdf). I read about the project in the newspaper a few weeks ago, and [...]

Planning Board Visits Le Boulevard

Planning Board Visits Le Boulevard

Progress towards Boulder’s ambitious future Champs Élysées, the South of Downtown Area (SODA), proceeded forward this Saint Patrick’s Day evening (3/17/2011). City of Boulder Planning staffers Sam Assefa and Susan Richstone came before the [...]

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