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What's your vision of downtown Missoula in 10 years?:


"Don't just listen to the leaders. Listen to people at the gas station and the grocery store." "How can we grow and change, but still maintain Missoula's historic character?" "When I come downtown, ...


Put Your Dog on a Leash - or What kind of a dog owner are you?:


When signs say "Dogs on Leash," it's time we respect that--and speak up to people who don't. Realistically, you'll encounter both types of dog owners - "my dog would never hurt anyone" and "just ...


CBS Sunday Morning - Unlocking the wonders of Tiny Doors ATL:


Mystery came knocking in Atlanta, when a series of doors began appearing around the city ... doors so small they're hiding in plain sight. "Doors are a really great way to quickly access imagination," ...


Here Are the 'Great Places in America,' According to Planners:


The American Planning Association has named fifteen "Great Places in America" for 2018. Among them are a bustling main street that spans two states, an amphitheater and park created from a brownfield, ...


Here Are the 'Great Places in America,' According to Planners:


The American Planning Association has named fifteen "Great Places in America" for 2018. Among them are a bustling main street that spans two states, an amphitheater and park created from a brownfield, ...


Community-Based Planning: A Case Study:


When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results. Michael Lewyn https://www.planetizen.com/blogs/100939-community-based-planning-case-study *** Missoula ...


Missoula Downtown Master Plan Update - 10/18 - Missoula:


The Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP) will kick-off the Community Visioning process to update the Downtown Master Plan on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 from 5:30-7 pm at the Wilma Theater (131 S. Higgins). ...


Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community:




Creating inclusive smart cities:


The aim is to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems - including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators - can create more inclusive apps and technology ...


HeForShe Invites Men - and People of All Genders To Stand In Solidarity With Women To Create A Bold, Visible and United Force For Gender Equality:


Our Mission The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it's not just a women's issue, it's a human rights issue. And when these ...


Plans to annex 3,200 acres west of Missoula move forward - Disappearing Farmland: Small-towns Trade Farmland for Residential Development:


Urban sprawl began in the 1950s and has been a concern of city planners and the ag community since the early 1990s. But a new study from American Farmland Trust shows development around small ...


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World - Author Michelle Gelfand on Morning Joe:


In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix ...


Tell Us Something - "It's Complicated" Your Community, Your Stories. - 10/2 - Missoula, Montana:


Missoula Live Event tickets ON SALE NOW! I'm so excited to be engaging with the storytellers this week for the 1 on 1 storytelling workshops. This quarter's live event is going to be incredible. ...


Entrepreneurs talk future of Bozeman's Midtown:


A panel of entrepreneurs Monday embodied an advertisement for the business city officials hope fills in a swath of Bozeman fighting to catch some of the town's boom. Nick Checota, owner of Logjam Presents, ...


Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?:


The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech. If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 ...


Why we're building a social network supported by people, not advertisers:


The designers behind Are.na explain the thinking that led to their nascent social platform, winner of the 2018 Innovation By Design General Excellence award. https://www.fastcompany.com/90232953/why-were-building-a-social-network-supported-by-people-not-advertisers?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09122018 *** Are.na ...


9/11 - The Sounds of Silence - Never Forget:




The Unbearable Sameness of Cities:



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Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community:




A unique opportunity to host a Vietnamese Entrepreneur Focused on Social Justice & Technology in Missoula, Montana:


As a member of the Hellgate Venture Network, you are our community, creating change and making waves! Please help make these dreams come true! See you at the next HVN meeting September 13th, ...


Cars And Coffee - Bring Your Classic Or Just Come To See The Cars - 9/1 - Missoula, MT:


A reminder that we'll be gathering at Lucky's on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to drink coffee and talk cars. Please pass the word. Since our last meeting, I made up some cards advertising the event. ...


Soft Landing Missoula - Special September Supper Club For Welcoming Week- 9/16:


Join us at the Top Hat on September 16th at 5:30 pm for a special edition of Soft Landing Missoula's United We Eat Supper Club! September's Supper Club will feature the savory flavors of the Middle ...


Positive Glendive, Montana message gains traction - "I believe in Glendive":


Glendive has seen major improvements made over this summer, both physically and mentally, thanks in part to the "I Believe in Glendive" campaign that has been improving the outlook of local residents. The ...


Watching a real urban planner play SimCity is incredibly satisfying:


"I'm going to give everybody the black lung!" By Mark Wilson https://www.fastcompany.com/90221405/watching-a-real-urban-planner-play-simcity-is-incredibly-satisfying?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=6&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=08232018 *** City ...


The New American Neighborhood:




Video - We move to our own rhythm. Find your sense of place here in Missoula.:


https://www.facebook.com/visit.missoula/videos/10156545332744110/ *** Nestled in the mountains of Western Montana is a small city of big opportunity. It is a place where tip-the-hat Western culture ...


Survey: People think Native Americans don't exist/aren't discriminated against:


Where are Native Americans? For many Americans, tribes are relegated to history books. A recent survey found 40 percent of respondents didn't think Native Americans still exist. Kristen Inbody, ...


How do you want Bozeman to grow? City leaders want to hear from community:


A couple of weeks ago, Bozeman's Planning Board asked the commission to ask for direction updating the city's growth policy. Now the board is asking for input from the community. Bozeman's Growth Policy, ...


One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe:


The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it's not happening. By Emily Stewart https://www.vox.com/2018/7/29/17627134/income-inequality-chart Many ...


"Cars And Coffee" - 8/4 - Missoula:


A good friend of mine has organized a "cars and coffee" style meet here in Missoula, aimed specifically at sports cars. He has a Lotus Elan, an early 911, and an Alfa Spider. He's a lover of all ...

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