Koziol publishes on community collaborations

By Staff

Christopher Koziol

Christopher Koziol, associate professor of architecture, director of CU Denver’s master of science in historic preservation program, and director of the Colorado Center for Community Development, has a new article in the February issue of Colorado Municipalities magazine published by the Colorado Municipal League.

The article, “Community by Design,” includes a spotlight on a Colorado Department of Local Affairs-sponsored University Technical Assistance Program (DOLA/UTA) downtown design project that was done in partnership with the city of Yuma, an agricultural-based community in eastern Colorado with approximately 3,000 residents.

Through the UTA Program, students collaborate with communities on projects approved and partially funded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Students make an initial site visit to meet community members and learn about the community. They then develop a scope of work, timeline and budget.