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Re-Imagining Sustainability at the Neighborhood Scale

Great speakers every month that provoke your mind. This month we will be learning about and re-Imagining Sustainability at the Neighborhood Scale with a focus on Denver Housing Authority's Mariposa Redevelopment.

Our speaker, Joshua Radoff, Principal and Co-Founder of YR&G, will show us that neighborhood and district scale sustainability is about far more than the sum of the individual green buildings. It's about healthy, connected, active, low-consumption living while improving air and water quality, creating habitat, and progressing towards a zero carbon future. It combines urban planning, architecture, behavioral economics, resident engagement, and the integration of natural systems into the built environment. The mixed-income, transit oriented Mariposa Neighborhood has earned recognition and distinction in these areas and is actively pushing the bar upward, and this session will discuss the principles and practices, challenges and implementation of the overall sustainable redevelopment.

This is a free monthly networking forum to discuss how local universities, business, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies have incorporated and defined sustainability in innovative and progressive ways. Attendance is always high and engaged. Held at the Wynkoop Brewery. You can find information on past presentations on the WC web site.

I hope you’ll be able to join us for these fun, informative events.Free food, good beer and great conversation!

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  • Rae A.

    Great presentation causing us to think in a new way. Thanks!
    Great conversation as well.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't say I agree with Cornella. I thought that Kimball made it quite clear that the DHA created tiers of available homes for low income and middle income that were separate from "market rate" homes. Also I feel that coming to the opinion that the project is a "sham" when only attending one hour-plus long meeting on a project that has tens-of-thousands of hours of combined involvement (if not more) is a bit of a short sighted position to take.

    I think that the project is a fantastic step forward in how most development is being handled in Denver. Yes there will be issues that we'll discover down the line and things that could be improved, but no project will ever be perfect. The amount of knowledge that has been and is yet to be obtained from this project will have an impact on future development projects in Denver and really that is important. Progress does not happen over night, as much as I would love that to be the case. Keep up the great work Josh & Kimball!

    August 7, 2013

  • Cornelia

    I sat next to man who brought up lack of maintenance for these projects, which ultimately get scraped 40, 50 years later. I found this meeting very technical about energy use and saving money, but otherwise not any different from past "projects" especially when it was revealed, in response to my question, that families of $100,000 income were competing with households of $10,000/year incomes. That showed what a sham this project is. Ultimately, this new neighborhood will accomodate middle-class professional demographic who will push out the families that used to live in that project. I'm glad I attended, in order to have this aspect revealed to me, and hopefully, some others who might have been listening.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will keep a lookout for these in the future, weekdays can be a challenge.

    August 6, 2013

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