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JoeRSToday I speak with Joe Swenson the CEO of  NeighborWorks Boise about a new “pocket neighborhood” development in Garden City’s Live-Work-Create District called 36 Oak. NeighborWorks Boise provides housing and services for first time home buyers and is well known for their community service events Rake Up Boise and Paint the Town.

36Oak_Sgl_FamilyJoe and I will discuss the pocket neighborhood concept and how the design and location of the development and others they have in the works are focused on decreasing the cost of housing and transportation creating healthy families and communities. The “pocket neighborhoods” NeighborWorks Boise is developing have a focus on small footprints, Energy Star certification and HERS ratings, walkability, and shared community spaces.

As always, tune in to Building a Greener Idaho at 3pm live on Radio Boise 93.5 FM or 89.9 FM or stream it live on http://radioboise.us/. The podcast will be available on this blog after the show. Thanks for listening!

How do music, literature and other forms of art help create a sense of place? Can a city built on rock and roll be diverse, inclusive and structurally sound!? Building A Greener Idaho is exploring the intersection of planning, community and place making as seen through the lens of popular art and as told by students at Boise State University.

Today is a discussion about how music, poetry and literature have helped shine a light on citizens that suffer from a lack of social equity: immigrants, Native Americans, the homeless and members of the LGBT community. The show is produced and brought to you by students Chris Jensen, Melissa Calahan, Melissa Anderson and Trevor Kessner.

Planning in Popular Culture by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

How do music, literature and other forms of art help create a sense of place? Can a city built on rock and roll be diverse, inclusive and structurally sound!? Over the next few weeks, we’re exploring the intersection of planning, community and place making as seen through the lens of popular art and as told by students at Boise State University.

Today is a discussion about how music, poetry, literature and live theater have helped to create the culture of Boise as we know it today. The show is produced and brought to you by students Alyssa Taysom, Brian Telestai and Kaitlyn Hendricks.

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For more content, head on over to https://planninginpopularculture.wordpress.com for more student contributions.

Planning in popular culture, Part 1/3 by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Scott BowmanToday Kris and Charlie will be speaking with Scott Bowman from Idea Build Works. He is an engineer with a long history of working on high performance building design and LEED certification. Scott retired as Principal and Corporate Sustainability Leader with KJWW, a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm of over 500 people, in June of 2014.  He represents extensive experience in consulting engineering and the built environment. He was involved in most LEED projects (over 130 upon his retirement) for the firm and speaks regularly on sustainability at regional and national conferences and provides regular training on multiple subjects.

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