Better Boulder is a voice for sustainable development and social innovation.

Fueled by ideas and contributions from the community, Better Boulder is committed to implementing our vision for how the city can grow in a livable, vibrant and connected way.

Imagine living in a complete community. Better Boulder envisions that for all Boulderites. Please become a Better Boulder member and become an integral part of this community of activists. We need your support and involvement addressing Boulder's most pressing issues and guiding how our city tranforms in the future.

Recent Issues & Positions

Join Us for a Happy Hour in Support of YES ON 1B & 1C

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Come for an end of the week happy hour and the opportunity to learn more about why long-term environmental advocates want you to vote yes for these important initiatives.

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Obama takes on zoning laws in bid to build more housing, spur growth

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

In a white paper released Monday, the Obama administration is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents [...]

Better Boulder Endorsements

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

What do we NOT support building? A wall. Join Better Boulder in voting for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice-President.  As an organization that works to support our environmental goals through [...]

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Mark your calendars: October 4th

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Pizza, games & a critical hearing to legalize community living Boulder already has a cooperative housing ordinance: it doesn’t work. The city council has a new proposed ordinance in the works, but right now council [...]

  • Month of Modern

Better Boulder is a proud sponsor of Month of Modern 2016 this October!

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Don't miss this festive month celebrating modern architecture & design in our community. Bracket Challenge October 1 - 25 An online bracket challenge in which you can vote for your favorite Boulder buildings. After four [...]

YIMBY Denver: As Naysayers Shudder, Pro-Growth Urbanists Welcome Developers into their Backyards

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

BY JAMIE SIEBRASE FOR CONFLUENCE DENVER There's an emerging faction of urban evolutionists in Denver proclaiming, "Yes, in my backyard!" This grassroots group flips the script and welcomes the dense, mixed-use housing that others reject. [...]

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. [...]