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This Week at Strong Towns

We seek to replace America’s post-war pattern of development, the Suburban Experiment, with a pattern of development that is financially strong and resilient. We advocate for cities of all sizes to be safe, livable, and inviting. We work to elevate local government to be the highest level of collaboration for people working together in a place, not merely the lowest level in a hierarchy of governments.

Applications Now Open for The 2024 Wyoming Academy

This collaboration encourages teamwork and development, fostering leadership and resilience within Wyoming communities.

‘People are suffering alone’: Bay Area county declares loneliness crisis – First in Nation

San Mateo County has become the first in the nation to declare loneliness a public health crisis, according to a county media advisory, through a resolution that its board of supervisors passed Tuesday.

Fear: Self-limiting your potential – By Will Price Will Price Partner at Next Frontier Capital

Often the limitations we face in life are not externally imposed. Too often, we self-sabotage with firmly held beliefs that we are not good at x, not worthy of being considered by y, and the potential to achieve is still born.

Paris worker sacked for not being ‘fun enough’ wins €500,000 payout

The company claimed the worker never went to team drinks and was ‘brittle and demotivating’ to staff

Leadership Montana’s “Leading Edge” – Leadership for Montana’s Future

As we welcome a New Year, there is a common leadership practice to select your word(s) of the year to guide your intentions throughout the next 12 months. At the Leadership Montana Board meeting last week, we selected Process, Commitment, and Transparency are our “north stars” for 2024. My personal words for the year are simplify and rhythm. What are yours?

Idaho National Laboratory and Colorado School of Mines expand research partnership

“At INL we have the technology, with remote sensors and machine learning,” he said. “Colorado School of Mines is the institution that allows INL to take cutting-edge science and apply it to the actual rock. We don’t have a mine ourselves, but Colorado School of Mines is a global leader. It’s not even debatable.”

Tech scales up reforestation in the wake of wildfires

In the US, approximately seven million acres of land are burned by wildfires each year, and global warming is increasing the risk of very large fires. At the same time, not enough resources are being allocated to reforesting the areas that are lost to the flames, and there is an overall lack of seeds, nursery capacity, planting capacity, and funding. Mast Reforestation is tackling all of these issues with a first-of-its-kind innovation in carbon financing.

Cali Changes The Law To Make Riding Bikes Safer

By simply letting bike riders cross streets at the same time as pedestrians, riders can avoid some of the most dangerous situations they face.

Judge blocks Montana law curbing local control, sister to Wyoming bill

Measure would strip local governments of power to regulate construction and development of accessory residential units.