New Show Promo

With a bit of help from my boys River and Canyon and a Radio Boise intern we finally have a new show promo you should be hearing on the airwaves soon. Here’s the preview!

New Building a Greener Idaho Show Promo featuring River & Canyon by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Gene Callan from GBD Architects out of Portland and his college friend Stan Cole from Cole Architects here inGene Callan Photo Boise join us to discuss downtown housing and sustainable design. Downtown housing was the topic featured at an Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council breakfast event that brought Gene to Boise.

GBD and Cole collaborated on a development proposal for CCDC’s 9th and River property, (they’re proposal wasn’t chosen) and are pursuing other opportunities in downtown Boise together. Gene has extensive experience working with developers in Portland on sustainable projects that create a sense of place and fit in their neighborhood context. Stan is involved with ULI Idaho District Council and has a broad range of design experience from commercial to multifamily housing.

With Boise City’s goal of 1,000 new downtown housing units in the next 5 years we are likely to see a few different housing developments pop up in our community.

Tune in Tuesday, July 22nd for our conversation with Gene and Stan about downtown Boise housing, doing the small things well, and designing sustainable buildings and systems that people can experience and that help create place. We’ll talk about some of GBD’s past and current projects including the EcoDistrict Hassalo on Eighth in Portland.

As always you can tune in live at 3:00 pm Tuesday on Radio Boise 89.9 FM, 93.5FM or stream it live at www.radioboise.org


Downtown Housing & EcoDistricts with Gene & Stan by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Saying goodbye after six years can be hard, but looking back on the impact that the Snake River Alliance has had on energy policy and nuclear safety in Idaho during her tenure, Liz Woodruff can leave her position as Executive Director knowing her time was not spent in vain. From influencing a LINE Commission decision regarding accepting nuclear waste from out of state to speaking out about solar net metering decisions that impact home owners with grid tied solar arrays, Liz has had a hand in providing a voice for those who value a nuclear free Idaho powered by renewable energy. Tune into Building a Greener Idaho Tuesday July 15th at 3 PM to learn more about the importance of the Snake River Alliance in paving the way for a clean energy future in Idaho and how you can support this important work. A podcast of our full interview will be available after the show airs on Tuesday.

Liz Woodruff

Listen to live shows by tuning in to Radio Boise @ 3 PM on Tuesdays on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley, or stream us through Radio Boise online at http://www.radioboise.org.


Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

Snake River Alliance with Liz Woodruff by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Gary FULLTuesday, July 1st at 3pm on Building a Greener Idaho we talk with Gary Toth the Senior Director for Transportation Initiatives for the Project for Public Spaces. Are our streets, roads and highways simply there to move people and goods from point A to point B? Or do we need to view our transportation infrastructure through the lenses of economic development, creating community, and welcoming to multiple modes of transportation including bicycles and pedestrians? What are the greater societal goals for our transportation infrastructure and how can we have productive dialogue between the diverse stakeholders to achieve solutions that meet the greater good through transportation planning? Gary is a transportation “geek” who has spent a career as a transportation engineer with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and his wealth of experience provides a unique perspective into transportation planning in the 21st century.

Gary led a dialogue with leaders from the Idaho Transportation Department, the Ada County Highway District and business and civic leaders as part of the Context Sensitive Solutions collaborative happening across the country to help deal with challenging transportation infrastructure issues.

I am joined by Mr. Scot Oliver, Executive Director of Idaho Smart Growth, for this conversation with Mr. Toth. Tune in as usual at 3pm on Tuesdays in the Treasure Valley at 93.5 FM, 89.9 FM or stream the show online at www.radioboise.org. The podcast of our full interview will be available on this blog shortly after the interview airs on Radio Boise.



Streets are for What? Gary Toth- Project for Public Spaces by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud


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