About Us

Who We Are 

CEDaR is a research center at the University of Colorado Boulder set up by scholars and students from the Program in Environmental Design and other disciplines. This center serves as a resource center for community engagement, urban management and design in collboration with faculty in the Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) and other entities within and outside of the University of Colorado Boulder. CEDaR partners with Colorado communities to develop tools for building resilient and equitable places.  

The center works at the community level and larger regional scale, with an emphasis on issues of sustainability, and participatory planning and design of housing and public spaces. It carries out funded research in these areas and responds to requests for services from public and private agencies and community-based interest groups.

Created by MH residents for MH residents, The Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO) was founded in 2017 to provide yearly forums, resources, and other ways of helping MH residents address a wide range of their concerns, including the increasingly worsening situations that some MH residents face across the state.

We are an active group working to promote policies and shape state programs that protect Colorado manufactured home community residents. If you are a concerned manufactured home owner or tenant, or someone who wants to support MHC resident rights, we want to keep you informed — and help connect you with resources and others who share your concerns.


Our Mission

Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) - 

The Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR) partners with Colorado communities to help build resilient and equitable cities and neighborhoods. CEDaR’s goal is to stimulate research and teaching on critical urban challenges, leading to innovations in design, policy and programs. Our work is rooted in a philosophy of engaged research integrated with service.

Affiliated with CU Boulder's Program in Environmental Design

Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO) -​​

To connect residents of Colorado manufactured home parks into an empowered, mutually supportive coalition; provide a HUB for networking with people, organizations, and resources; and help enable action for addressing common interests and concerns.