To suggest that development density is the source of our current health challenges ignores both facts and history. It also undermines one of the most effective deterrents to climate change — one of the other great threats to human health.
I’ve heard it said, “We may be in this COVID-19 storm together, but some of us have leaky boats.” Yes . . . and we either pull our oars together toward a brighter future for all of us, or we’ll all soon have leaky boats. Fortunately, in our community’s immediate COVID-19 response, we’ve demonstrated an encouraging degree of collaborative planning and action. It is in this same spirit that the Boulder Chamber offers a few principles to guide our collective economic recovery efforts.