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.
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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.
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Wednesday, July 27, noon-1PM Mountain Daylight Time
- Matt Wagner, Vice President of Revitalization Programs, National Main Streets Center
- Shay Coburn, Coordinator, Colorado Main Streets
In this webinar, Matt Wagner from the National Main Streets Center will share insight into their work with main street organizations around the U.S. He will provide background on the main street movement and discuss current trends that are affecting main streets nationally.
We will also be joined by Shay Coburn, Coordinator for the Colorado Main Streets Program, who will provide detail about how state- and local- level organizations partner with the National Main Streets Center to creategreat places in their communities. In addition, she will provide a brief preview of a project in partnership with Community Builders, focusing on the issue of when Main Street is a state highway. Join us to learn more!
Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit event #9106844, pending approval from the American Planning Association. Certificates of attendance available upon request.
Wednesday, August 10, noon-1PM Mountain Daylight Time
- Beth Sorce, Director of Capacity Building at Grounded Solutions Network
- Bob Oaks, North Missoula Community Development Corporation
- Hermina Harold, Trust Montana
Community land trusts are a flexible tool for communities struggling with issues of housing and affordability. This webinar will define the “classic” community land trust, as well as describe common variations on the model. We will discuss the key organizational and operational elements that make CLTs unique and share thoughts on how a community land trust can benefit a range of communities.
Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit event #9106783, pending approval from the American Planning Association. Certificates of attendance available upon request.
- From Buses to Bikeshare: How Integrated Mobility Can Have Big Impacts in Small Towns Kaz Thea & Jason Miller, Mountain Rides
- Missing Middle Housing: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Living Karen Parolek, Opticos Design
- Housing Affordability: Crisis and Solutions Stockton Williams, Urban Land Institute
- Cities Building Community Wealth Sarah McKinley, the Democracy Collaborative
- Community Partnerships – Examples from Downtown Durango Tim Walsworth, Executive Director of the downtown Durango Business Improvement District
- Why Everybody Talks About Transportation Safety, But Nobody Does Anything About It featuring Jim Charlier, President of Charlier Associates
- Downtown Redevelopment: The Role of Small-Scale Manufacturing Ilana Preuss, Founder, Recast City
- Infill Strategies and Downtown Revitalization John Thomas, EPA; Darin Dinsmore, Crowdbrite; Tony Lashbrook, City of Truckee, California
- Livability and the Connection Between Housing and Transportation David Kack, the Small Urban and Rural Livability Center
- Building Strong Communities – Resources and Assistance from Non-Profit Partners Audubon International, Project for Public Spaces, SCOTie, and Community Builders
- The Geeks are in Charge: Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, and the Sharing Economy Jim Charlier, Charlier Associates
- Building Communities through Transportation: The Role of Placemaking in Transportation Planning Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces
- Finding the Money: Possible Outcomes of the Upcoming Battle Over Federal Funding for Surface Transportation Jim Charlier, President of Charlier Associates
- Leveraging Brownfields Assistance for Successful Redevelopment Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners; Jennifer Hill, Sonoran Institute; and Amy Johnson, Kit Carson Rural Development
- Diagnosing Success: Why Some Outdoor Pedestrian Malls Succeed and Others Fail Jim Charlier, President of Charlier Associates
- Building Better Cities: The Ogden Story Matthew Godfrey, former Mayor of Ogden Utah and CEO of Better City
- Creative Approaches to Economic Development a panel discussion with Lucian Hand, Altos Photonics; Noreen Humes, Missoula Downtown Partnership; Nathan Lindquist, City of Rifle, Colorado; and Marianne Virgili, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
- Urban Renewal as a Catalyst for Private Investment Chris Naumann, Downtown Bozeman Partnership
- Place Value – A Fresh Approach to Economic Development in the West Clark Anderson and Alison Berry, Sonoran Institute
- Building Innovation – Economic Policy and Environmental Implications Randy Hafer, High Plains Architects
- Healthy Design Makes a Difference Cathy Costakis, MSU & MT Department of Health & Human Services
- Housing in the West: Addressing Market Realities John Koval, Coburn Development
- Under the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market John Lavey, Jim Bacon, and Mark Runkle
- Reconsidering the curve: A Small Town Rightsizing Story Aaron Qualls, Sandpoint, Idaho
- RESTORE: Commercial and Mixed-Use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West Jillian Sutherland, Sonoran Institute; and Nick Kujawa, Kujawa Developments
- Missoula’s Old Sawmill District Ed & Leslie Wetherbee, Old Sawmill District
- Small Town Comeback Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners
- Community Preference Joe Molinaro, National Association of Realtors; and Joe Goode, American Strategies
- Strong Towns 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
- Strategic Parking Management Jim Charlier & Vickie Jacobsen, Charlier Associates
- Sustainable Communities for All Andrea Davis, Executive Director, Homeword
- Transportation Performance Measures Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates
- Not 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; and Andy Knudtsen, Principal, Economic and Planning Systems
- Building a Walkable Place: A Developer’s Framework for Getting it Done Jed Selby, Co-founder and President of South Main Company, Buena Vista, Colorado
- About Town with Joe Minicozzi Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Urban-3 LLC, Asheville, North Carolina