Colorado Center for Community Development
The Colorado Center for Community Development assists organizations, communities, and neighborhoods that cannot afford or do not have access to such technical or educational assistance. The efforts of the Center are focused primarily on rural towns, low-income communities, and development organizations.
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Learning Landscapes is a forward-thinking program at the University of Colorado Denver that connects the design and construction of urban public spaces with healthy initiatives.
Since 1998, in partnership with Denver Public Schools, we have transformed 96 neglected public elementary schoolyards into attractive and safe multi-use parks tailored to the needs and desires of their neighbors and communities.
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IPLAY (Intervention of Physical Activity in Youth) is a five year, National Institutes of Health funded, research study that looks to enhance creative and innovative evaluation of physical activity and the built environment.
Through a partnership with Metro Denver School Districts and cross-University collaboration with the University of Colorado, University of Hawaii, and Colorado State University, the IPLAY study seeks to understand how physical environments and curriculum within those environments affect physical activity behaviors in elementary aged children.
Center of Preservation Research
How do we recognize, evaluate, and understand the historical resources around us? How do we best maintain them as useful and meaningful parts of the environment as we shape it? How do we incorporate these considerations into the mainstream of design and planning as we shape our environment? Environmental sustainability demands that we do a better job of re-using the existing built fabric. Place - so essential to the economy and soul of Colorado - demands that we do a better job of understanding and maintaining what we value from the past.
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