The emphasis in 2018 is the Monument Creek Restoration Project, co-sponsored by State of the Rockies and Innovation at Colorado College, with support from the Geology Department and the GIS lab. Inspired by the Colorado Springs’ founding principles and Colorado College’s strategic plan, the aim of the project is to create a restoration framework for the kilometer-long stretch of Monument Creek that flows through the CC campus.
In this first phase of the project the team is using a method for research, planning, and design known as geodesign. Geodesign is a multifaceted approach which aims to account for the myriad of factors at play when revitalizing a given area. While traditional planning methods typically focus on research and data aggregation for a specific feature, geodesign relies on a more holistic set of information. This can range from environmental and socioeconomic data, to feedback and input from community stakeholders.
Please explore our website for more information on our team, resources, how to get involved and much more!