News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Friday November 24th 2017

Support the Blue Line

Subscribe to the Blue Line

That's what she said

city council transportation energy municipalization xcel housing urban planning april fools bicycles climate action election 2011 density affordable housing boulder county open space agriculture renewables CU local food climate change election 2013 development jefferson parkway youth election pedestrian election 2015 preservation Rocky Flats election 2017 BVSD immigration mountain bikes recreation transit urban design GMOs farming decarbonization plan boulder boards and commissions fires fracking wildlife colorado politics downtown architecture new era colorado smart regs plutonium journalism homeless transit village parking commuting radioactive waste ghgs height limits natural gas rental planning board coal energy efficiency walkability historic preservation april fools 2015 population growth land use historic district diversity Neighborhoods flood students North Boulder arts gardens education solar election 2010 growth University Hill bus zoning taxes water supply nutrition RTD library electric utility safety water quality bike lane election 2012 groundwater sprawl april fools 2016 affairs of the heart organic flood plain blue line mayor zero waste planning reserve wetlands hazardous waste politics county commissioners hogan-pancost obama transportation master plan renewable energy electric vehicle ballot right-sizing street design golden Mapleton solar panels PV recycling comprehensive plan longmont climate smart loan diagonal plaza bears colorado legislature flood mitigation campaign finance boulder junction conservation easement epa congestion pesticide food inequality drought community cycles election 2016 road diet flooding bus rapid transit children PUC automobile daily camera Newlands league of women voters ecocycle BVCP climate change deniers community sam weaver ken wilson wind power david miller bsec boulder creek contamination crime boulder bob bellemare mlk kevin hotaling john tayer Orchard Grove civil rights green points al bartlett technology EV arizona west tsa public spaces marijuana Whittier

Posts Tagged ‘sprawl’

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

“…Scientists say the Harris County Flood Control District, which manages thousands of miles of floodwater-evacuating bayous and helps enforce development rules, should focus more on preserving green space and managing growth. The City of [...]

Switchboard | Federal court says highway sponsors must first study transit, impacts on suburban sprawl

Switchboard | Federal court says highway sponsors must first study transit, impacts on suburban sprawl

"he court was emphatic that the agencies must look at the effects of the highway-first transportation practices on the metropolitan region, and specifically at the possibility that highway expansion enables suburban sprawl." Read the entire [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

"The authors specifically call out new construction that is significantly controlled by comprehensive plans or through more restrictive land use regulations “referred to as ‘compact development,’ ‘urban consolidation,’ ‘growth [...]

NYT | City of Golden Holds Firm Against Denver Beltway

NYT | City of Golden Holds Firm Against Denver Beltway

"Breathes there a soul who really, truly, loves a beltway? Maybe, but you are not likely to find one here in this little city in the Rocky Mountain foothills west of Denver.  For decades, this has been the community that said no, arguing through [...]

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

It's been quite a week on the Jefferson Parkway front. Consider: Fish & Wildlife clears the way for the Jefferson Parkway Deciding against an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Parkway/land-transfer matter, FWS (Fish and Wildlife) [...]

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

If you’re like us, you know Dr. Seuss – you’ve either had his stories read to you, or read them to your own children.  Woven into the whimsical illustrations and sublime rhymes are some pretty serious lessons.  One seems very timely, with [...]

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 [...]