Monthly Archives: May 2019

One Size Does Not Fit All

By Dom Nozzi September 15, 2014 As the debate in Boulder Colorado is fought over development, density, neighborhood compatibility, and future vision, I keep thinking about the important truism in urban design: One size does not fit all. In the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Road Widening on the Local Economy

By Dom Nozzi For nearly a century, road widening has been touted as a powerful stimulus for the local economy. However, by striking contrast, I have learned the opposite. One of the most important lessons I have learned in my … Continue reading

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Converting a Shopping Center into a Walkable Village

By Dom Nozzi When I was a senior planner in Gainesville FL, a friend in Boulder CO asked me about what I thought of Boulder’s plans to redevelop a shopping center (to transform it into a more walkable, mixed use … Continue reading

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A War on Cars?

By Dom Nozzi A few weeks ago, my brother told me that he had heard a story on NPR on the way home from work that made him laugh. The story, he said, asked if there is a “war on … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Safety and Recruiting New Bicyclists: Are Bicycle Helmets Counterproductive?

By Dom Nozzi January 15, 2010 I joined a bicycling and walking board of directors in 2008 because I was no longer able to tolerate the annual carnage of bicyclists and pedestrians killed on roads throughout the nation. For example, … Continue reading

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Stopping Growth in Boulder, Colorado

By Dom Nozzi December 18, 2018   I will always remember a planning professor I had back in college who was enraged by the common thought many residents have in US cities: “I moved to this town. You can pull … Continue reading

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The Indirect Opposition to Affordable Housing in Boulder, Colorado

By Dom Nozzi July 24, 2018 People in Boulder often pay lip service to wanting more affordable housing in Boulder. But those same people are too often the ones who most strongly oppose the effective tactics to make housing more … Continue reading

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Lessons Boulder Colorado Needs to Learn

Urban Wisdom Relevant to Transportation, Growth and Development in Boulder, Colorado By Dom Nozzi March 13, 2018 Boulder, Colorado has implemented a number of highly admirable tactics to protect and promote its high quality of life. However, many in the … Continue reading

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Boulder CO is in the Dark Ages with Its Transportation and Land Use Policies

By Dom Nozzi October 30, 2018 An article appeared in the 7/23/18 edition of the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper describing how two local activists (with views very similar to my own) were leaving Boulder because they were utterly frustrated by … Continue reading

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