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“State College Chose Parking Over People. The People Fought Back.”

The ‘silver tsunami’ is here. Is government ready?

About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults.

Montana’s Headwaters Hub

The Headwaters Hub will capitalize on the region’s existing commitment to market-driven innovation—and status as home to dozens of photonics companies—to overcome barriers to the advancement and broad adoption of autonomous technologies in critical use areas that are vital to the United States’ economic and national security.

Rural Universities Experiment with ‘Innovation Hubs’

What if rural communities could create hubs that bring together such ideas, and potentially lead to building new local businesses as well?

Follow in the Footsteps of Communities Planning Solar Deployment That Works for Them

Apply to the Solar Community Assistance for Local Equity (Innovation at SCALE) Initiative To Receive Technical Assistance for Communities and Organizations Across the Country

Want to go back in time? Visit a school where cellphones are banned.

Maybe they’re not learning to regulate their phone use. But they are learning that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to have someone else take it out of your hands.

Missoula’s Downtown Safety–Access–Mobility Project – SAM

The City of Missoula is excited to move forward with a $25 million dollar Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant for the Downtown Safety, Access, and Mobility (SAM) project.

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda helps thousands of small businesses access investment opportunities

The Investing in America economic agenda has fueled a historic nationwide Small Business Boom, with the first, second, and third strongest years of new business applications on record occurring in President Biden’s first three years in office. New Census data shows that the United States has exceeded 17 million new business applications filed since 2021 – including 73,000 in Montana.

New Report: Neighborly Networks – Vermont’s Approach to Community Broadband

In partnership with the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, today ILSR releases a new report examining how the state of Vermont is supercharging its telecommunications infrastructure efforts to reach the unconnected by puttings its weight behind community broadband-driven efforts.

How Parking Reform Is Helping Transform American Cities

In cities across the U.S., planners are pushing to eliminate mandates requiring parking spaces in new buildings. The reforms — along with banning street parking or adding meters — help to reduce car dependency, create public and green spaces, and lower housing costs.