Reading Library

The articles and resources listed below were sourced and curated by Committee members and County staff. They contain relevant information on a variety of topics pertinent to the Committee’s work, but are not required reading.

Case Studies and Learnings from Other Communities

     • A New Federal Ruling Outlines Limits to Short Term Rental Regulation (Rocky Mountain Real Estate Law; October 27, 2022) 

     • The Ski Town Housing Crisis Is Coming For This Beloved Montana Community (SKI Magazine; October 14, 2022) Subscription required

     • Talk Globally, Act Locally Panel Discussion (Aspen International Mountain Foundation; September 28, 2022)

     • California Assembly Bill No. 2246: Embodied Carbon Emissions and Construction Materials (California General Assembly; September 16, 2022)

     • CB Council All in On Electrification Starting in January 2023 (Crested Butte News; August 2, 2022)

     • 9 Cities That are Leading on Climate (Bloomberg Cities Network; April 20, 2022)


     • Climate Tipping Points May Be Triggered Even If Warming Peaks at 1.5C (Bloomberg; September 8, 2022) Subscription required

     • The Intersection of Climate, Democracy, and Geopolitics: A Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman (Aspen Journalism; July 27, 2022)

     • 10 Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint (The Washington Post; February 22, 2022)

     • Building to Conserve: Quantifying the Outdoor Water Savings of Residential Redevelopment in Denver, Colorado (Landscape and Urban Planning; October 2021)


     • Aspen Snowmass Real Estate Market Report H1 2022 (Tim Estin; Summer/Fall 2022)

Land Use

     • There’s a New Menace Stalking Suburbia. Meet the McBasement. (Wall Street Journal; October 11, 2022) Subscription required

     • Land Use in Colorado: A Research Report on Challenges, Outcomes, Benefits and Policy Tools (Colorado Energy Office; July 2022)

     • Smart Land Use: The Untapped Climate Policy (Southwest Energy Efficiency Project; June 1, 2022)

     • Buildout Projection, Recent Trends Drive Pitkin County’s Downzoning Push (Aspen Journalism; November 15, 2020)