Child poverty increased at an astonishing rate from 2000 to 2007 in Colorado. Although Colorado holds an unimpressive middle rank (22) nationally in the percentage of children in poverty, the KidsCount Data Center reports that the number of poor children in our state grew from 104,000 in 2000 to 192,000 poor children in 2007, an increase of 85 percent and the poor children in our state grew from 104,000 in 2000 to 192,000 poor children in 2007, an increase of 85 percent and the highest increase in the country. Only seven other states saw an increase in their child poverty rates during this period. State expenditures in areas such as safety-net programs, child care assistance, and work-based support can help ameliorate poverty and increase child and family well-being. Extensive research shows that lower spending levels on safety-net programs affect child well-being, particularly for children in poverty., "October 2009.", Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page; (viewed March 2015)
Hydraulic fracturing is a technology used to crack subsurface shale and other porous formations to release oil and natural gas. With the aim of providing a venue for a civil discussion on the topic, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and the Buechner Institute for Governance sponsored a public forum. The event attracted 160 people representing governments, nonprofit and private organizations, academia and consulting firms, and other interests. Lasting for approximately 60 minutes, the first 30 minutes featured questions and answers between the moderators and the panelists. Questions posed to the panelists focused on the major issues or problems they see with respect to this topic and recommended solutions. During the last 30 minutes, the panelists answered questions from the audience., Christopher M. Weible, Tanya Heikkila, & Brain J. Gerber., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed May 2018)
The Denver Region has received national recognition for its ambitious FasTracks program, which will provide a network of eight rail corridors, along with a freeway bus rapid transit corridor, throughout the urbanized area. A key focus of the project was an evaluation of the current state of planning and development along four existing rail transit corridors operated by the Regional Transportation District -- Central, Southwest, Southeast, and West. The project organized information around themes: (1) housing, (2) accessibility, (3) jobs and economic development, and (4) site development. Using the findings from the research efforts, the study team developed a detailed set of evidence-based recommendations and action steps to help communities and the region evolve vibrant and healthy communities around transit stations., contributors Benoy Jacob and [four others], "June 2015.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed May 2015)
The Trujillo Homesteads, located on land owned by The Nature Conservancy and within the authorized boundary of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, received National Historic Landmark designation. The Trujillo Homesteads exceptionally represent the expansion of Hispano-American settlement in the part of the American Southwest newly-acquired by the United States in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The homesteads represent Hispano settlement and the preservation of traditional Hispano culture on the frontier, as well as the impact of cultural exchange with Native Americans. Funds were received to collect data at the Trujillo homestead site with the use of Terrestrial LiDAR scanning equipment and the creation of a virtual imagery tool of the site to be housed on the park's website., project team Ekaterini Vlahos, Michael Nulty, Julia Ausloos., "November 1, 2012.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed November 2019)
The United States is in the midst of an extraordinary oil and natural gas development boom. The use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling (fracking) has opened numerous shale and other porous formations to oil and gas development in nearly every region of the continent. Given the potential positive and negative impacts of oil and gas resource extraction on local communities, the purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of the above issues and their potential solutions from a local and regional governance perspective. To do so we contacted local government and regional planning officials, with the aid of nationally reaching member organizations, to determine their perception of issues and management solutions, via interviews and surveys, associated with recent oil and gas development., by Samuel Gallaher., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed May 2018)
ProComp is an ambitious alternative teacher compensation system developed by Denver Public Schools (DPS) in cooperation with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association. This report summarizes a summative evaluation of ProComp conducted collaboratively by The Evaluation Center and the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado Denver and the Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington. This report describes the implementation of various elements of ProComp and results of the analysis of the association of ProComp with student achievement and changes in the composition of the DPS workforce., Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed March 2012), "October 20, 2011."
Built in the 1880s, the McElmo flume was a marvel of engineering, delivering water to Towaoc and area ranches. It operated until 1992, but was replaced by the concrete canals of the McPhee Project and has since fallen into disrepair. In the summer of 2012 The Center of Preservation Research completed 3D digital documentation of the structure., project team: Ekaterini Vlahos, Michael Nulty, Julia Ausloos., "August 20, 2012.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed November 2019)
prepared by Robert F. Goddard [and others] ; developed by students from the University of Colorado, Department of Environmental Design., "Financially aided by the Towns of Minturn and Vail and Vail Associates.", Print version record.
Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, the standing architecture at Moose Tower is threatened by both natural and anthropogenic impacts. Moose Tower is an impressive free standing structure with a number of associated structures and infrastructure surrounding including several granaries and a reservoir. The tower is composed of three rooms set on top of a large boulder several meters from the cliff edge as well as another 3 story tower next to the boulder. The organic nature of the architecture makes traditional documentation methods such as hand measuring very difficult. LiDAR scanning is a powerful tool for this particular site as the tower and surrounding context is so complex and non-linear., project team: Ekaterini Vlahos, Michael Nulty, Julia Ausloos., "August 30, 2012.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed November 2019)
Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed March 2013), "August 2009."--P. , "This report was researched and written by Kelly Hupfeld."--P. , Mode of access: World Wide Web.