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February 26, 2015


What we’re reading – townhomes and smart growth suburbs

Happy Friday, dear readers! The topic of being priced out of where you live is in the news again. However, townhomes and smart growth suburbs are creating solutions to the deficit....

February 26, 2015


Q & A: Creative Approaches to Economic Development

We had a great webinar yesterday, Creative Approaches to Economic Development: What it Takes to Attract and Retain Businesses in Today’s Economy. We are working on posting the webinar recording,...


what we’re reading – affordability & opportunity

Hey folks, here are some gems that caught our eye this week: One city mixes affordability, opportunity and wealth like no other. What’s the secret? An interesting take on the relationship between density and traffic. Home prices pre- and post-recession. … [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....