Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Many Benefits of Higher Density Development Patterns

  By Dom Nozzi Those who work in the fields of town planning and transportation are well aware of the overwhelming evidence that there are a great many significant benefits of higher density development patterns. Tragically, nearly all Americans believe … Continue reading

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How to Make Boulder a Walking City

By Dom Nozzi August 19, 2019 The number of citizens who walk in a community accurately gauges city financial, social and physical health. Understandably, given the abysmally low level of walking in Boulder, Council has asked a citizen group to … Continue reading

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Boulder is at the Point of No Return on Car Travel

By Dom Nozzi The drivable suburban experiment we have engaged in for the past century is one of the most wasteful, unsustainable paths ever taken by humanity. It is also one of the biggest traps. Low-density suburbia (80 percent of … Continue reading

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Gaining Support for Walkable Urbanism and the Threat to Cities

By Dom Nozzi I’m convinced that one very important way to build more citizen support for compact, walkable, loved urbanism is to insist that building architecture move back to timeless, traditional design. I believe modernism is a failed architectural paradigm … Continue reading

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Was Boulder More “Enlightened” in the Past?

By Dom Nozzi A friend of mine recently told me that she thought the city of Boulder, Colorado used to be “enlightened” in the past. That is, more wise, progressive, and problem-solving than the average city. But I don’t know … Continue reading

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Improving Bicycling in Boulder, Colorado

By Dom Nozzi Boulder is preparing to update its Transportation Master Plan, and part of that is to adopt new policies for improving Boulder’s bike network. Here is what I suggested… The following are essential reforms for improving bicycling in … Continue reading

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The Charming Italian Tradition of the Passeggiata – the Nightly Community Stroll

By Dom Nozzi Each evening, between the hours of 5 pm and 8 pm, Italians take to the streets, to walk and socialize, in a nightly ritual called “La Passeggiatta.” Sociologists label la passeggiata a cultural performance, and on Saturdays … Continue reading

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Boulder’s Outdated Progressive-ism on Transportation and Land Use

By Dom Nozzi Something occurred to me recently about Boulder, Colorado’s growth and development strategies. It struck me that in the 1970s, many Boulder residents came to decide that the popular growth and development tactics of that time were so … Continue reading

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The Colossal Blunder of 800 New Parking Spaces at Eldora Ski Resort

By Dom Nozzi Eldora Ski Resort here in Boulder County, Colorado is preparing to commit a colossal yet still all-too-common blunder. After getting furious, enraged pushback last year when the Resort proposed to charge for existing parking (which, as an … Continue reading

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Top Priorities for the Boulder Colorado City Council in 2020

By Dom Nozzi I submitted the following recommended priorities for the Boulder City Council for the year 2020. Reform Parking Boulder suffers from significant affordability woes and excessive dependence on car travel. By requiring new development to provide parking for … Continue reading

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