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.
Historic Preservation and Sustainability Guidelines for Colorado Main Streets
Student Researcher: Reilly Rosbotham
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Historic preservation and sustainability often go hand-in-hand. This project helps inform public entities, non-profits, property owners, and tenants on the best practices for preserving historic Colorado Main Streets sustainably. These recommendations range from large-scale interventions to much smaller projects, all the way from transitioning an entire community to solar energy to minor maintenance and repair on historic buildings. The guidebook includes a wide array of resources to help users achieve their desired outcomes, showing that projects incorporating both preservation and sustainability can be practically and financially feasible. Each guideline and resource is tailored to be most useful to people who are passionate about the life and vibrancy of small Colorado communities.