In this interview, recorded in 1996, Spenser W. Havlick talks about how he has been involved in Boulder’s city planning since the 1970s. Both as a member of Boulder’s City Council and as a professor in Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Spenser advocated continuing growth and development restrictions. He has initiated environmental-friendly projects in Boulder, such as planning for the bicycling and pedestrian path along Boulder Creek through the heart of town. Havlick also discusses some positive and negative changes in the City Council over the years, as well as changes in Boulder itself.
Places: Moved in 1975 to Boulder: “Vetsville”, Coot Lake
People: Duane Nuzum, George Bolen, Scott Havlick, Paul Danish, Jim Corbridge, Peter Dietze, Larry Frye, Gilbert White, Al Bartlett, Janet Robertson
Subjects: Mount Saint Gertrude Academy, Boulder Creek path, College of Environmental Design, University-City Council relations, city council 1980-1998, Danish Plan, NIST/NOAA building site, environmental impact study, NCAR expansion, growth control, residential and business, bicycles