In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.
Overall Project: Brian Muller and Lynn Johnson
Cultural Resources Component: Michael Holleran and Tammy Stone
The National Environmental Policy Act requires that Environmental Impact Assessments consider the cumulative effects of planned and reasonably foreseeable projects. As the result of a number of major projects planned for the Denver area over the next several decades, the Colorado Department of Transportation sought a methodology for conducting more systematic and effective assessment of their cumulative effects. This project involved collaboration with School of Engineering faculty. The Cultural Resources component involved the use of GIS-based methods for incorporating historical and archaeological resources in a broader environmental assessment.