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How Poverty Changes the Brain:


"When a person lives in poverty, a growing body of research suggests the limbic system is constantly sending fear and stress messages to the prefrontal cortex, which overloads its ability to solve problems, ...


Bozeman affordable housing program isn't working, mayor says:


Bozeman's effort to encourage affordable home construction by offering incentives to builders and developers "has not worked," Mayor Carson Taylor said Monday in his annual State of the City address, ...


New Tool Lets Cities See Where Trees Are Needed:




3 Ways Local Philanthropy Made a Difference in Small Towns:


"We're small enough to know people, but yet we're big enough to get things done." When most of us think of philanthropy, we think big--big dollars, big foundations, big projects. But philanthropy ...


Creating Inclusive Communities: Notes From a Conference:


The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which ...


Inspiring America: Neighbors Help Each Other at "Repair Cafe" - Is there one in your community?:


An unconventional repair shop can be found in the basement of a church in New Paltz, New York, as neighbors help one another fix things for free. Broadcast: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/inspiring-america-neighbors-help-each-other-at-repair-cafe-919076931723 After ...
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Why We Need Fewer 'Tribes' and More Networks:


The power of networking should not be underestimated, whether the goal is to find a better job or counter Russia's hacking of U.S. computer systems. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman to serve as director ...


How Seattle Is Curbing the Power of Neighborhood Groups:




These 10 Innovative Partnerships Are Cultivating Healthier Communities and Workforces:


When it comes to tackling some of our nation's most complex and costly health care challenges, the more unique perspectives, the more district skills and expertise, and the more collective time and resources ...


The Most Sustainable Town in America:


When finished, Babcock Ranch, located about 20 minutes from Fort Myers, will be powered almost entirely by the sun, turning to natural gas on cloudy days. Homes will be energy-efficient, many of them ...


Every Town Needs a Remakery:


The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their own ...
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Tell Us Something - Don't Look Back - 3/21 - Missoula, Montana:


8 storytellers share their true personal story on the theme "Don't Look Back". Stories are ten minutes long and told from memory. Tuesday, March 21 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM The Wilma Tickets: ...


How Smaller Communities Can Survive in an Age of Disruption:


LaGrange addressed its economic future not only as a problem of government or commerce or technology alone but rather as one requiring an integrated, community-wide strategy. Leaders analyzed their community's ...
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A New Way of Living Comes to Missoula, Montana:


The Old Sawmill District http://www.oldsawmilldistrict.com/ in the center of Missoula bordering the Clark Fork River, once completed, will consist of a community for seniors (age 55+) affiliated with ...


Tiny homes, big dreams: Bozeman group aims to house homeless:


Last semester an architecture class at Montana State University built model size tiny homes to show the community an affordable way to house the homeless. Connie Pearson-Campbell, a deacon at the St. ...


Finding Your Hometown's Heartbeat: Community Engagement with Bouncy Castles, Beer Coasters, and Ball Games:


When it comes to community engagement, high-tech tools and complicated processes often take center-stage, but Heart & Soul communities find that successful engagement comes from the simple act of ...


2016 State Well-Being Rankings - Montana #8 :


This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the ...


Video: Communities Built for Children:


What makes communities strong? "For many families a good place to live is a community that provides for the safety and healthy development of its children," CEDAC's executive director, Roger Herzog, ...


Audi: "Daughter" From the Watch some of the best 2017 Super Bowl ads before the big game series:


Progress is in every decision we make, every technology we invent, every vehicle we build. It's our past, our future, our reason to exist. Audi of America is committed to equal pay for equal work. A 2016 ...


'Walk with a Doc' Program Launches in Missoula:


Community members are invited to trek a 2-mile expanse of the Milwaukee Trail as part of Community Cancer Care and Prevention Center's Missoula "Walk with a Doc" program. The program launches at noon ...


Saving Bozeman: There's a generational divide on development in the heart of the city:


Save Bozeman https://www.facebook.com/SaveBozeman/ is bigger than a single project or the concerns of a single neighborhood. Standing on the corner of Black and Olive, feet away from the site that ...


Five Low Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier:




Billings Gazette Opinion: How to build up Montana in 2017 :


On the first day of the new year, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks forward to opportunities to improve our community and Montana quality of life. Once again, we offer an action agenda with issues ...


What Makes a Good Main Street Work?:




Building Cities to Meet the Needs of Women:


Men are often overrepresented in consultations about how city facilities are built. To account for this, planners need to seek out women's comments and look for ways to better serve them, argues Alexander ...


Amazon Weakening Communities and Local Governments, Report Finds:


Amazon is placeless. The company doesn't have a physical presence, create jobs, or pay taxes in most of the places where it does business -- and it's having a profound impact on the health of cities ...


Strong communities build strong leaders:


Leaders should endeavor to make sure that they are surrounded by or are part of a true community because the support makes them more likely to accomplish their goals, writes Charles Vogl. To build a ...


Top 10 reasons not to move to Bozeman, Montana:




A Very Happy Thanksgiving Video! May you always have so much for which to be thankful. :




What is Neighborland?:


Our software empowers civic leaders to collaborate with residents in an accessible, participatory, and enjoyable way. We provide real-world design tools and a powerfully simple platform to engage ...

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