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November 21, 2014


What We’re Reading – knowledge workers

Hi folks, here are a few gems from the internet this week: How can communities attract “knowledge workers”? One way is to build better broadband connectivity. Tough times for young...

November 20, 2014


Q & A with Randy Hafer

In our November webinar, architect Randy Hafer from High Plains Architects in Billings Montana joined us to discuss an innovative project that combines off-the-grid and urban living. His planned house...


What we’re reading – small affordable cities

Hey folks, here are a few items we’ve been checking out this week on the world wide web: Young professionals are shunning big cities and their suburbs, and opting instead for small affordable cities–at least in the midwest. Is this … [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....