Webinar Series

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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 neighborhoods, growing diverse economies, and protecting natural assets.


Upcoming Webinars

Healthy Design Makes A Difference

When: Wednesday, October 29, noon-1pm Mountain Daylight Time
Featuring: Cathy Costakis, Senior Consultant to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services

The way we design our buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods shapes the way we live and affects our well-being. The development community–including local governments, developers, engineers, and architects–can influence the health, safety and welfare of the public through well-designed places.

In this webinar, we will be joined by Cathy Costakis, one of our own “Master Builders,” and a Senior Consultant to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. She will discuss the connection between public health and community design, beginning with a discussion of the historical Roots of public health and planning. We will also learn about the economic and social costs of chronic disease, and how multiple sectors can work together to create communities that are “healthy by design.” We hope you can join us!

Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit, pending APA approval

View Past Webinars


coburnHousing in the West: Addressing Market Realities

John Koval, Coburn Development

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John Lavey, Jim Bacon, and Mark Runkle

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Aaron Qualls, Sandpoint, Idaho

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RESTORE: Commercial and Mixed-Use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West

Jillian Sutherland, Sonoran Institute
Nick Kujawa, Kujawa Developments

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Ed & Leslie Wetherbee, Old Sawmill District

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Small Town Comeback

Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners

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Joe Molinaro, National Association of Realtors
Joe Goode, American Strategies

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Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns


Directions in Federal, State, and Local Transportation Funding

Jim Charlier, Charlier Associates


When Main Street is a State Highway

Jim Charlier & Vickie Jacobsen, Charlier Associates


Downtown Starts Here

Lisa Harmon, Downtown Billings Alliance

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Jim Charlier & Vickie Jacobsen, Charlier Associates

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Sustainable Communities for All

Andrea Davis, Executive Director, Homeword


Transportation Performance Measures

Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates

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Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates


RESET: Assessing Future Housing Markets in the Rocky Mountain West

Clark Anderson, Western Colorado Program Director, Sonoran Institute
Andy Knudtsen, Principal, Economic and Planning Systems

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Jed Selby, Co-founder and President of South Main Company, Buena Vista, Colorado

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Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Urban-3 LLC, Asheville, North Carolina