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  • 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.



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October 28, 2014


Webinar Wedensday – Healthy Design Makes a Difference

Join us this Wednesday, October 15 for a free webinar featuring Cathy Costakis, “Healthy Design Makes a Difference.” If you’re a regular on our blog, you will recognize Cathy as...

October 27, 2014


Meet the Master Builders: Dennis Steinhauer

This week in our Meet the Master Builders Series, we hear from Dennis Steinhauer, owner of Archer Construction and partner at PowerHouse Integrated Conservation Systems. Here are his answers to...


What we’re reading – Rent or Buy?

Hey folks, there’s a lot going on on the internet this week, here are few items worth checking out: Across the country, more and more young adults are opting to rent rather than buy a home, leading to a spike in … [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....