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


Under the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market

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  • When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12-1:30pm, Mountain Daylight Time
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In this webinar we will identify and discuss key policies–such as land-use regulations and infrastructure investments–that shape the location and type of development that we see in our communities. These policies impact the decisions we make about where to live, shop, and work. Ultimately, they determine the range of choices we have about where we put down roots and how we live our lives.

John Lavey, Land Use Planner at the Sonoran Institute, will kick off the webinar with a discussion of the recent blog series, “A Brief History of Your Neighborhood: Seven Key Forces that Tilt the Playing Field In Favor of Sprawl.” He will be joined by James Bacon, author of the “Bacon’s Rebellion” blog, and Mark Runkle, a real estate developer in Helena, Montana.

eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits

View Past Webinars


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Lisa Harmon, Downtown Billings Alliance

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Sustainable Communities for All

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Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates

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Clark Anderson, Western Colorado Program Director, Sonoran Institute
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