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Posts Tagged ‘open space’

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 [...]

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Long’s Gardens and the adjacent community gardens cover 25 acres in the heart of Boulder. Those who visit Long’s Gardens at 3240 Broadway experience a unique piece of Boulder’s heritage that is like stepping back in time. The Long family has [...]

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

Setting aside large parcels of land in the center of a city for agricultural purposes is bad for sustainability and not in line with the mission of Boulder's Open Space program. I am referring in particular to the proposal to purchase a permanent [...]

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

How Do We Grow Organic Farming in Boulder County?

How Do We Grow Organic Farming in Boulder County?

Sol y Sombra Farm (from http://www.solysombrafarm.com/about.html) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum about organic farming on the evening of January 28, 2013, a panel of experts suggested that the current farming culture, promoted by Monsanto and [...]

Cashing in on Open Space

Cashing in on Open Space

The following testimony was offered to City Council by Prof. Bartlett June 5, 2012 Boulder City Council Dear Friends, From the things I have read in the Camera, the big bike race that is proposed to end in the City Open Space on [...]

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

I learned last Thursday that conservation easements in Boulder County are incredibly valuable—if you’re a real estate speculator. Here’s what you do: Find a nice piece of land that’s under conservation easement. Buy it (relatively) cheap [...]

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Monday, January 30, a panel of five Boulder County farmers, moderated by a CSU extension agent, related, among other details, that their practices have changed significantly over the years so that they plow much less — [...]

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Concerning the recent community discussion about closing Boulder Parks and Open Space to night use, I have a few thoughts I'd like to share. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks already has a ban on parking in trailhead and other open space lots [...]

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

Democracy is decidedly out of fashion in 21st-century American political culture. Indeed, one could argue that democracy has been out of fashion for decades. At this time, it seems almost truistic to note that what is often styled “representative [...]

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