Hop On Your Bikes, Bike on Your Hops – Colorado Springs’ Sustainability Bike Tour

This past June, CNU Colorado teamed with APA Colorado, AIA Colorado, USGBC Colorado-Southern Branch and Bike Month in a Sustainability Bike tour called “Hop on Your Bikes, Bike on Your Hops”. The Saturday event was a leisurely tour of Traditional Neighborhood Developments, LEED Certified buildings, community gardens, and local sustainability-focused restaurants and pubs.

Spring Creek – A Neo-Traditional Neighborhood in Colorado Springs

The following in the unedited version of an article that I wrote for the Colorado Urbanist, a publication for the Congress for the New Urbanism – Colorado.  The Colorado Urbanist will publish its most recent newsletter in the coming weeks. Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, or DPZ, was the master planner for two early neo-traditional neighborhoodContinue reading “Spring Creek – A Neo-Traditional Neighborhood in Colorado Springs”

Ornamental Grasses Compliment the Arid Streetscape of Colorado

Previously, I wrote blog posts about a landscape retrofit in Spring Creek, a southern Colorado TND.  The issue that was presented along the Spring Creek Townhomes was the presence of large plantings located in narrow spaces.  Some of the areas, such as the location in the image to the right, included Blue Mist Spirea and otherContinue reading “Ornamental Grasses Compliment the Arid Streetscape of Colorado”