News Articles about Land Use Planning
We believe that there is a real opportunity to shift human development models from an “extract and move on” approach to one in which we “enrich, hold, and share” the land’s many resources. In an effort to inspire more individuals and organizations to take this holistic approach towards conservation and development, we’ve written a paper that captures what we mean by Stewardship Development.
Feeding ourselves accounts for 20% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, making agriculture one of the largest single industry contributors to climate change. The minor decisions we make in our eating habits each day compound into a force that is disrupting the entire global ecosystem.
For more than 100 years, Larimer Square has been Denver's "main street" by offering a mix of cultivated retail, restaurants, office space and entertainment. Now it is poised to be a local destination for the next 100 years with a focus on being the first district to highlight urban agriculture at this scale and create a diverse and inclusive mix of retail and housing options.
When we hold powerful connections to place, the typical boundary between environment and self begins to blur, resulting in an acute feeling of wholeness, community and vitality. Establishing a primal connection to an outdoor landscape tends to make one feel small, inspired and alive. This raw connection has a name coined by the architectural philosophy Biophilic Design: ‘Spirit of Place’.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite and most recommended books. Several books on the below list are newly published in the last year, while others are slightly older, yet all have had lasting impact on Bio-Logical Capital’s Stewardship Development philosophy.
At Bio-Logical Capital, we believe communities can become net exporters of energy—creating all the power they need and deriving economic benefit by selling off the surplus. Energy can become part of thoughtfully integrated utility system.
We consider stewarding water from a sustainable source, to an appropriate use, to low impact treatment and reuse as an imperative cycle. We see the natural water resources on our land as a complete system. We identify the multiple uses, complementary uses, and natural tools available to purify water. Our practices return water to the aquifer, stream, or watershed from which it was harvested cleaner than when it was borrowed.
This year’s Western Places/Western Spaces conference will address the transformative land use legal and policy developments in the Rocky Mountain West that have influenced the shape of our communities today. We will also explore the trends and innovations—like demographic shifts, climate change, and economic forces—that are likely to affect the future of the West.