Archive for April, 2014

Owyhee Place RenderingClay Carley’s latest historic renovation project is nearing it’s final stretch. Today at 3pm we’ll discuss how he and his partners are converting one of downtown Boise’s iconic buildings into a modern, mixed-use building that will bring vibrancy and activity back to this block of Main Street.

We’ll discuss his vision for the project, the obstacles that always present themselves in a major building renovation, and the sustainability features incorporated into the construction process and finished project. Perhaps we’ll even discover when we can enjoy the first cocktail on the reimagined rooftop terrace with a view down Main Street and the Linen District.

Tune in to Building a Greener Idaho today at 3pm for a lively conversation with one of Boise’s visionary developers helping to breathe new life into a Boise building built over a century ago.

As always, tune in live on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM or stream the show via the interwebs at www.radioboise.org.



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Idaho Climate think tankFounder of the new series Idaho Climate Talks Michael Richardson came on the show to discuss the genesis for the public lecture series and the dialogue he hopes to generate around climate science. The speakers for the talks he has pulled together are all Idaho-based scientists who are doing very interesting research on climate change and what it means for Idaho’s natural systems and the economy that depends on those systems. U.S. Forest Service climate science researcher Charlie Luce is one of the speakers and joined the conversation to discuss his “Missing Mountain Water” research and the new story it tells for climate change impacts.

The first talk of the series in at the Boise Public Library on Thursday, April 10th.

Click on the link below or HERE to listen to the podcast.

Idaho Climate Talks with Michael Richardson and Charlie Luce by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

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On March 26th, we recorded Building a Greener Idaho’s first Google Hangout recording, featuring video and audio, with notable resilient law experts from Idaho and Kentucky. Our conversation focuses on defining resiliency, the role of adaptive law in urban resiliency and examples of modifying legal frameworks to achieve resilient systems. Professor Tony Arnold is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Louisville. Arnold teaches classes in the fields of land use, water resources, environmental conservation, ecosystem conservation, farmland conservation and sustainable agriculture, property, and real estate transactions in the University of Lousiville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs. Professor Arnold recently contributed a series of blog posts on the topic of resiliency to the Biophilic Cities website. Professor Arnold subsequently consolidated his blog posts into an essay titled Resilient Cities and Adaptive Law that will be included in the Idaho Law Review Symposium Edition. Barbara Cosens is a Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. Her work focuses on the integration of law and science in water resource management and included a role in the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, the 1961 international agreement between Canada and the US created to manage water resources in the Columbia River Basin. Professor Stephen R. Miller, Associate Professor at the University Idaho College of Law, runs the College of Law’s Economic Development Clinic and helped coordinate the 2014 Law Review Symposium. Professor Miller contributes regular articles to the Idaho Statesman Business Insider on resiliency topics including energy efficient buildings.  

The first half of our conversation aired Tuesday April 1st on Radio Boise – 89.9 and 93.5 FM . The second half of our conversation will air Tuesday April 8th at 3 PM. Live streaming is available via the Radio Boise website. You can listen to the recorded podcast of the April 1st show, or view the video recording of the entire conversation on YouTube.




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