Katie Poppel

Katie Poppel comes to The Grid as a student constantly on the go. Set to graduate from the University of Cincinnati in 2014, she is studying for a bachelor of urban planning with focuses in urban design and sustainability. Her program has allowed her to work for the City of Chicago and the Congress for New Urbanism this past year, as well as study abroad at the University of Amsterdam, College of Social Sciences. In her free time, you can find her exploring cities, playing soccer, or skiing. She has a serious case of wanderlust and enjoys the rush of cities over the countryside. Katie writes from Colorado, as she interns for the small town of Buena Vista south of Denver.

Preserving Chaffee County, Colorado Through Environmental Design

by Katie Poppel

Preservation of one’s heritage plays an important role in environmental design, especially today. Architects, planners, and designers, in general, are strongly encouraged to incorporate the past, present, and futur... Read article

Blazing Trails in Buena Vista, Colorado

by Katie Poppel

As discussed in a previous post, Revamping the Riverfront, residents of Colorado like to stay active. Whether it is public or private open space, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, or another outdoor activity, Colora... Read article

Revamping the Riverfront, The Buena Vista, Colorado Way

by Katie Poppel

As more and more people aim to get out and get active, revamping public space is key. Parks and other planned open spaces for the public are becoming the hot spots for activity. While it is known that not all parks recei... Read article

The Growth of Downtown Buena Vista, Colorado

by Katie Poppel

With the economy in its current slump, development has staggered its progress in the past decade. But not all new development has been stopped. Buena Vista, Colorado has, of course, been affected by the economic d... Read article