Posts Tagged ‘Planning’

Inland-Crane-Inc-Boise-Machine-Market-678x381Construction cranes and lane closures everywhere you look- it’s hard not to notice the growth and development occurring across the valley these days. Like it or not our population here in southwestern Idaho is expanding rapidly. But how did we get to this point?

Todd-Shallat-200x300Dr. Todd Shallat, tenured professor of Urban Studies and Community Development at BSU and prolific author (his latest work is “Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees” was released this spring) guides us through the development of the valley’s land, economy and culture over the past 30 years.

Join us Tuesdays at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us 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


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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.



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What is the role of journalism and academic scholarship in discourses of urban planning, green building and sustainable development? Should journalists be academics? Is it fair to expect post-secondary researchers double as investigative reporters? Each edition of Boise State University’s Blue Review forces this question when it publishes relevant urban affair research articles authored by university academics.

Nathaniel Hoffman

Andrew Crisp

Tune in today at noon for our conversation with Blue Review Editor Nathaniel Hoffman and academic-reporter Andrew Crisp to learn how they’re helping build a greener Idaho through scholastic journalism in the public interest.

Listen to the full podcast of our conversation.

The Blue Review- Creeping Suburbanization with Nathaniel Hoffman and Andrew Crisp by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

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