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.

Underwrite our Webinar Series in 2015!

Our webinars reach hundreds of people each month, including top professionals in the real estate and economic development sectors. Your support will be a first step in building relationships with our audience and creating stronger communities. For more information, contact Alison Berry.

Upcoming Webinars

Saving the Planet One Building at a Time

When: Wednesday, November 19, noon-1pm Mountain Standard Time
Featuring: Randy Hafer, Architect, High Plains Architects

Residential development can have a significant impact on the environment, but that impact can be reduced to next to nothing. In this webinar, Randy Hafer, an architect with High Plains Architects in Billings, Montana, will discuss a radically different way to build and live on this planet.

Randy’s planned house in the heart of Billings Montana will have a minimal environmental footprint, and exist completely “off the grid,” without tapping into water or electric utilities. Learn more about this approach to building that is far less consumptive of resources, reduces the burning of fossil fuels, and avoids damage to the environment.

Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit, pending APA approval

View Past Webinars

Healthy Design Makes a Difference

Cathy Costakis, MSU & MT Department of Health & Human Services

coburnHousing in the West: Addressing Market Realities

John Koval, Coburn Development

Western landscapeUnder the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market

John Lavey, Jim Bacon, and Mark Runkle

Reconsidering the Curve title slideReconsidering the curve: A Small Town Rightsizing Story

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

Old Sawmill District Tree grateMissoula’s Old Sawmill District

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

not-your-fathers-transportation-system-compressed-1Not Your Father’s Transportation System: How Energy and Economics are Reshaping Transportation Priorities

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

Climbing photo for Selby webinarBuilding a Walkable Place: A Developer’s Framework for Getting it Done

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