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January 30, 2015


What we’re reading: the digital mapmaking revolution

Hi friends, our weekly roundup of interesting reads includes innovate approaches to mapmaking and other weekly finds. Mapmaking grew exponentially in the 19th century, as did cities. One city in...

January 23, 2015


What we’re reading – Bus Rapid Transit

Lots of stuff on the interwebs this week, folks. Here are some gems: How to do Bus Rapid Transit: Lessons from around the world. Did you see this interactive tool...


What we’re reading – affordability in resort towns

Hey folks, it’s Friday and time for our weekly roundup of eye catchers from the world wide web. Here’s what we’ve been buzzing about this week: The ongoing struggle for affordability in resort towns. Here’s one perspective: Poverty with a … [more]

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This video is about choices. We explore why choices matter when it comes to building thriving communities and how, looking forward, we can make wise choices about the future.
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Community Builders Webinar Series

The Community Builders Webinar Series showcases the stories of people in the business of building stronger communities. We feature developers, planners, and community leaders who are at work creating complete...


Featured Publication: RESET Report

What’s selling, who’s buying it, and why? These are some of the questions examined in our report, RESET: Assessing Future Housing Markets in the Rocky Mountain West. This study explores...

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What is the Community Builders Network?

Community Builders… Ok, what the heck does that mean?  Is it a person?  A group of people?  A whole town?  Can you be a community builder?  Yes, yes and yes....