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May 22, 2015


What we’re reading – economic growth in the West

This week, more news is out about economic growth in the West. With cities like Denver and Austin far outpacing the nation. We’re also reading about urban density standards, bike...

May 15, 2015


What we’re reading – the future of commuting

Hey folks, it’s been a busy week at Community Builders, here are a few things we caught on the web: Have you seen this series on the future of commuting?...


What we’re reading – replacing 12-foot lanes now

Improved transportation is in the headlines again this week. Including many timely news bits for our New Mobility West program. Why replacing 12-foot lanes now is important for safety. Let’s make “10 not 12!” a new mantra for saving our … [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… 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....