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Recent Issues & Positions

Call to Action!

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Planning Board has called a special session to hear public comment on our proposed Attention Homes Apartments. It is important we demonstrate support for our housing project and share why providing this kind of supportive [...]

How Anti-Growth Sentiment, Reflected in Zoning Laws, Thwarts Equality

July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

BY CONOR DOUGHERTY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BOULDER, Colo. — The small city of Boulder, home to the University of Colorado’s flagship campus, has a booming local economy and a pleasantly compact downtown with mountain views. [...]

Yes, In My Backyard

June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

BY ALEX BACA AT THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE Last year, Boulder, Colo., considered referendums that would have, in short, made it difficult to ever expand the size of the city, currently home to just over 100,000. [...]

On Urban Housing Issue, Liberals And Conservatives Talk Past Each Other

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

BY SETH BEYER FOR  FORBES.COM The housing affordability issue in many U.S. cities has become such a crisis that it’s raising bipartisan concern. Both liberal and conservative urban commentators, when holing up in their respective [...]

What Happens When A City Finds Its Voice?

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

BY THE URBAN DEVELOPER Can you imagine a city where the silent majority find their voices and cry out “just build!”? Well according to Wolter Consulting Group (WCG) Director Natalie Rayment it’s not just a [...]

“YIMBY” Movement Heats Up in Boulder

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

BY JOSH STEPHENS | JUNE 21, 2016 Back in the old days, urban real estate development followed a familiar pattern. A market opportunity would attract developers, developers would lobby governments to approve their projects, and [...]

Sara Maxana YIMBY 2016 Keynote

June 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Sara Maxana of Seattle for Everyone gave a great keynote at the first North American YIMBY Gathering. June 18th, 2016 in Boulder Colorado's eTown Hall. Putting more housing where people want to live [...]

The YIMBY Movement Wants More Development, Not Less. But What, Exactly, Does That Mean?

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

BY KINDER INSTITUTE · JUNE 16, 2016 Andrew Keatts | @andy_keatts Small groups across the country are begging city leaders to do something that resident groups often don’t like. They want cities to let developers [...]

Co-ops nothing new in Boulder

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Alana Wilson, center, serves dinner at the Boulder Housing Coalition's Chrysalis Co-Op in Boulder last week. (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera Staff Photographer) By Stephen Sparn and Adrian Sopher Better Boulder supports enabling [...]