• Speak your mind

    Help us make Community Builders better by completing our short survey.

  • Commercial market analysis

    Thirty-two towns, eleven case studies, and one year in the making, the RESTORE commercial market analysis is here.

  • Placemaking

    There are places we are heading to, and places we are just passing through. We delve into the concept of placemaking, and explore what it means to the Rocky Mountain West.



At Community Builders, we know that a strong community creates a stronger economy. We provide information, research, insight and analysis for developers, realtors, planners, public officials and engaged citizens who are actively building stronger economies in the towns and cities of the American West. Learn more about our Building Blocks platform here and more about who we are here.


September 29, 2014


Meet the Master Builders: Don MacArthur

Don MacArthur is an architect and founder of MacArthur, Means and Wells. His work focuses on projects that contribute to the community, provide models of sustainable construction, respond to the...

September 26, 2014


What we’re reading – form-based code

Hey folks, here are a few eyecatchers from the interweb this week. Check out the Top 10 misconceptions about form-based codes. A better understanding may help create more effective form-based...


Eight reasons it’s exciting to be an urbanist in Los Angeles today

Los Angeles is commonly portrayed as a sprawling metropolis, suffering in a state of constant automobile gridlock. The region undoubtedly has major problems – ranging from poverty and housing affordability to air quality and water availability – that should not … [more]

View all videos


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.
View all videos

Join Our Mailing List


Southern Lights, Billings MT

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...

Buena Vista

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....