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Missoula County, Montana contract to provide guidance on converting sheds to housing

Some see the conversion of sheds into tiny houses, or accessory dwelling units, as a possible way to combat housing affordability. If done right, experts say the results can be budget friendly “and incredibly charming.”

Arizona’s ‘Car-Free’ Community Takes Shape

Culdesac Tempe has been welcoming residents since last year.

The Switch To Electric Cars & Renewables Will Make Our Children Healthier

Everyone wants their children to grow up to be healthy adults. Well, almost everyone. W.C. Fields liked to say, “Anyone who hates dogs and small children can’t be all bad,” but he was a social outlier — hopefully.

Gallatin Valley planning organization holds first meeting

The Gallatin Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, commonly referred to as the MPO, is forming as a result of the city of Bozeman passing the 50,000 population threshold mark in the 2020 census. As a result of the change, Bozeman is now considered a metropolitan area, and the federal government requires it to form an MPO.

Farming Prioritizes Cows and Cars—Not People

Farmers and scientists are getting better at growing more crops on less land, but they’re not focusing on plants that people eat.

The Switch to Electric Vehicles Was Always Going to Be a Slog

EV sales are slowing globally, but experts still say there’s room for optimism.

Can Funding Counties Directly Help Them Overcome Their Biggest Problems?

Thousands of county officials came to Washington, D.C., to make the case with Congress that funding counties directly is the best way to improve lives across the country’s diverse rural and urban communities.

Bridge experts say federal money is key for Montana at City Club Missoula forum

Statewide, more than 25 bridges have been closed in the last year, including at least two in Missoula County. Several other county bridges are in dire need of repairs.  

Strong Towns 2024 National Gathering – 5/14-15 – Cincinnati, Ohio

For the Gathering itself, we’re running early bird pricing through April 1. Make sure to get your tickets soon for the best price.

Change the Conversation: Strong Towns are built incrementally

In this excerpt from “Where Did All the Small Developers Go,” housing expert Daniel Herriges describes why incremental development is so hard to do these days, and why we need to open the door to it once again for the sake of our cities.