Program Details: Open to the public

Building Community Knowledge Around Sustainable Neighborhood Design

This project is a collaboration around a major long-term planning, design and development initiative of the City of Boulder anchored by the site previously occupied by the Boulder Community Hospital. The initiative is conceptualized in part as an 'eco-district' including adjoining neighborhoods. This project will help create a baseline of ideas, designs and knowledge to support community dialogue. It involves collaborative work across multiple disciplines and classes including faculty and staff in environmental studies, environmental design and others. This project is developed by the Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR) and the Metrolab partnership between the city and university.

This is a public program.


In Colorado

  • Boulder

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • CU Engage
  • City of Boulder
  • Community Engagement Design and Research Center Program in Environmental Design
  • Environmental Studies Program Masters in Environmental Design
  • Goose Creek Neighborhoods
  • Metrolab Initiative

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Environmental Studies Program

Program Contact

Brian Muller
Associate Professor

Program Categories


  • Community Planning
  • Community Resource
  • Diversity
  • Education (K-12)
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sustainability and Energy

Program Types:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Community Event
  • Evaluation/Data Analysis Services


  • Families
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Senior Citizens
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Urban Communities

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