Monthly Archives: June 2011

(Affordable) Housing and Urban Development

(A version of the following appeared in today’s Denver Post, co-authored with Kyle Cascioli). In Colorado many of us think about access to affordable housing as a problem for resort workers in mountain towns.  Although it is a peculiarity of … Continue reading

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The University and The City

The University of Denver promises, in its vision statement, to be “a great private university dedicated to the public good.”  In 2006 a campus conference about the university’s relationship to the city provided an opportunity to explore ways that DU can partner … Continue reading

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Developing 9th and Colorado

One of the more interesting urban infill projects taking shape in Denver is the redevelopment of the old University of Colorado Health Sciences Center campus at 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.  The best reporting on this project and its history … Continue reading

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Evolution’s City

The June 9 issue of the journal Nature (volume 474:146-149) has an interesting article about the work that evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson is doing in Binghamton NY to improve life in that blighted city (the home of Binghamton University, Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Land Tax Reform and Urban Growth

(A version of the following appeared in the Pueblo Chieftain, co-authored with Kyle Cascioli, June 19, 2011). Colorado Governor Hickenlooper recently signed into law House Bill 1146 rolling back the state’s favorable agricultural property tax rates for landowners who do … Continue reading

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Agricultural Zoning and Urban Sustainability

(A version of the following appeared in The Fort Collins Coloradoan, co-authored with Kyle Cascioli and Ron Throupe, April 9, 2011) It is sometimes said that the last crop to come out of dedicated farmland is a subdivision.  The Denver Post … Continue reading

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Housing Colorado’s Homeless

(The following appeared in The Boulder Daily Camera, co-authored with Kyle Cascioli, February 27, 2011). Governor John Hickenlooper has long been an advocate for Colorado’s homeless.  As mayor of Denver Hickenlooper’s 2010 budget increased the amount that the city spent … Continue reading

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