Today’s show is a conversation with senior vice president of the Urban Land Institute’s Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative, Michael Horst and ULI Idaho District Council board member Bob Taunton. Michael and Bob together have a wealth of knowledge about the development industry locally and nationally and I will be speaking with them about ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative that focuses on the intersection of health and how we design and build our communities. We will also discuss a recently released report titled Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places.
As always tune in to Building a Greener Idaho at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM or stream it live on Radio Boise’s website.
Michael Horst lives in Washington DC and was in Boise as a keynote speaker for ULI Idaho’s “Building Healthy Places” event at the Center on the Grove which took place on February 27th. Bob Taunton resides in the Treasure Valley and is president of Taunton Group LLC providing community development consulting services for the private and public sectors. The podcast of the interview will be available soon after the radio broadcast.
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On the February 24th show, we spoke with Boise State University professor John Gardner about his multifaceted career in energy efficiency. John is currently the director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Energy Efficiency Research Institute, or CEERI for short. John is also the chair of BSU’s Campus Sustainability Advisory board, serves as a Public Works Commissioner for the city of Boise, and just recently stepped down as the department chair for BSU’s mechanical engineering program. John was awarded the Fellow membership status of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which served as the impetus for bringing him on the show. We discussed John’s history, his research initiatives for CEERI, how he’s made BSU a more sustainable campus, and what he thinks the future of energy efficiency looks like for Idaho.
Listen to the archived interview HERE [coming soon].
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Dave Glaser, President of Montana Community Development Corporation,discusses New Market Tax Credits with Charlie Woodruff and Kris Wilson. Listen here for the interview to learn about this great tool and how it benefits projects that impact the communities in which we live.
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Western States, Idaho included, are grappling with the threat of a summer drought. How much snow is currently on our mountains and what are the water supply forecasts for 2014? How can we track the data and craft informed policies to improve conservation effort? To learn how staff from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service are doing exactly that–helping build a greener Idaho check out the podcast HERE. Host Remington Buyer will be speaking with NRCS staff members Ron Abramovich about snow surveys and water supply forecasts, as well as Kris Berg who will cover conservation programs in the Gem State.
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