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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 andIn  creating stronger communities. For more information, contact Alison Berry.

Upcoming Webinars


Leveraging Brownfields Assistance for Successful Redevelopment


When: Wednesday, May 27, noon-1PM Mountain Daylight Time

Does your community have a gas station that is no longer in service? An abandoned industrial building? What about buildings that may have asbestos or other contamination? Any of these are examples of brownfields. Left alone, brownfields are detriments to the landscape and environment, negatively affecting property values and deterring investment in nearby areas. Although challenging to finance due to cleanup costs, the redevelopment of brownfields can increase the tax base and property values, create jobs, and spur local investment.

Whether you are unsure of what a brownfield is, or you are well-versed in state and EPA brownfields programs, this webinar will help you learn about leveraging brownfields assistance. We will learn about what brownfields are, where you can go for assistance in your community, and how the redevelopment of brownfields can improve the local economy.

Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit, pending approval by the American Planning Association

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Finding the Money: Possible Outcomes of the Upcoming Battle Over Federal Funding for Surface Transportation

Featuring: Jim Charlier, AICP, President, Charlier Associates

When: Wedesday, June 10, noon-1PM, Mountain Daylight Time

Authorizations, appropriations, continuing resolutions, emergency extensions:  what’s going on with our federal surface transportation program?  Join us for the next webinar in our transportation series.  Our host, Jim Charlier, will summarize the status of this important legislation and describe what it means for state and local grants and funding levels over the next year or so.  He will also take a longer-term look at new directions in federal surface transportation funding, including the potential for mileage-based fees, recent developments in the federal approach to borrowing and tolls, and the issues and opportunities associated with PPP (public-private partnership) techniques.  Finally, Jim will outline suggested local government strategies for winning discretionary grants.  Join us for a timely discussion of this important subject.

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