Posts Tagged ‘Urban Development’

Emily Walton It’s election day and among some other offices and issues on your ballot today Ada and Canyon County voters will be deciding whether or not to pass a $180 million community college bond to support the expansion of the College of Western Idaho. Emily Walton, CWI Board of Trustees member and higher education advocate, joins me to discuss the background on the bond, what it would enable the college to do, and how sustainability might play in to the expansion of facilities in Ada and Canyon Counties.

As always you can catch the show by tuning in Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the
Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.



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Haley Falconer doesn’t train falcons – at least at this point – but she does work to help meet the City of Boise’s goal to become the most livable city in the country. I spoke with Haley about her role as the Sustainability Coordinator and Boise’s first “LIVability Report” she has been developing that will be released in April. We discuss the background of LIV Boise, the LIVability Report, and the myriad of programs and goals a sustainability coordinator for a city helps to advance.

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Beth Geragan 10-14-14

The City of Boise has an ambitious goal – to make the City the most livable community in the nation. Through actions like creating the greenbelt pathway, protecting the foothills open space and preserving historic buildings, Boise is well on its way to achieving that goal. Recently, there has been increasing interest in incorporating sustainability into that livability goal to ensure a lasting environment. Beth Geagan, Management Consultant with Shift Strategies has 30 years experience planing, facilitating and managing projects and has recently found herself at the center of the City’s sustainability efforts. In this interview, Beth discusses her role as the contracted project manager for City of Boise’s sustainability initiative implementation. Our conversation takes a look at the history of sustainability in Boise, the framework for the City’s current sustainability initiative, and the projects that will soon be underway to further Boise’s goal of being the most livable city in the United States. Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the City of Boise sustainability initiative.

Our interview aired on Radio Boise 10-14-2014. You can listen to live shows by tuning in to Radio Boise Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream online @ 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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Today’s show is a conversation with senior vice president of the Urban Land Institute’s Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative, Michael HorstClick on photo to download high resolution version 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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