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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 ...


Empower Montana working to create inclusive, welcoming communities:


Montanans are equipping themselves with skills to create more inclusive and welcoming communities with the help of Empower Montana https://www.empowermt.org/ , a non-profit organization that trains citizens ...


Every Thursday Is Like Thanksgiving Here - Does your family have an extra seat at the table for a child in need?:




Thank a veteran today. And then thank their families.:


Their families have battle wounds, too. By Caitlin Huson Full Story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/11/11/thank-a-veteran-today-and-then-thank-their-families/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-posteverything%3Ahomepage%2Fcard *** Veteran ...


Portland First in Nation to Mandate Deconstruction of Historic Homes:


Effective October 31, any one or two-family home that was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource cannot be demolished by the typical bulldozer process, but must be manually deconstructed ...


Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor says neighborhood groups are key to preserving small-town feel:


Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor, speaking at a lunch-hour panel Friday at the Story Mansion, said boosting neighborhood associations can help Bozeman hold onto its charm even as it adds more residents. "As ...


The Future of Libraries:


10 recommendations that outline a comprehensive vision for the Libraries in the coming decades "The time is right for MIT to articulate a bold new vision for a modern research library. I'm asking the ...


Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing Our Cities:


The Maker City Playbook is a comprehensive case studies and how-to information useful for city leaders, civic innovators, nonprofits, and others engaged in urban economic development. The Maker City Playbook ...


We must ask ourselves, where will the children go?:


I had lived in Bozeman my entire life until one month ago. After my 20 years in the state, I decided to uproot myself for a semester in Sheffield, England. Like so many other millennials, I went to ...


Missoula named top 10 spot in US to see leaves:


If you want to check out some of the best fall foliage in the country, look no further than Missoula. USA Today recently named the Garden City as one of the top places in the country to check out leaves. In ...
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