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Information Powers Montana - Montana Library Association - From the Mountains to the Prairies :


Montana's people and communities thrive when they have tools and resources to pursue entrepreneurship, identify and expand economic opportunities, and plan for informed investment. Montana librarians ...


Today's TED Talk -Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail:


Özlem Cekic's email inbox has been full of hate mail since 2007, when she won a seat in the Danish Parliament -- becoming the first female Muslim to do so. At first she just deleted the emails, ...


Can You Curate a Town? Even Walmart wants to bring back ye olde Main Street.:


When Butch Resnick was growing up in this small working-class hamlet in the town of Fallsburg, he never imagined that decades later, he would be standing in the town's former grocery store, eying a five-foot-tall ...


Bigfork, Montana: a little town with big plans:


Community leaders in Bigfork have begun the process of gathering together the townsfolk to get ideas about what they want their town to look like in future decades. It's a citizen-driven effort that aims ...


20 Under 40: Recognizing outstanding young Butte community members :


Here are the honorees in The Montana Standard's second annual 20 under 40 awards. More than 50 nominations from the public were received, and the winners were selected on the basis of their professional ...
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Can Colorado Save America? It's impossible to drive across the state and not be reminded of the boundlessness of American potential. :


Richard Craig, gun lover, Trump hater, is the man behind the local ordinance here that made gun ownership obligatory for the head of every household. The unusual rule, approved overwhelmingly by the town ...


Missoula County Seeks Feedback On Future Land Use Vision:


Missoula County is updating its future growth map. Why? Maybe think about it like this: you go to a restaurant, open the menu and have to choose from 64 different entrées. Not only would it be a chore ...


Today is the last day to complete the survey - Missoula City-County Community Needs Assessment:




What's your vision of downtown Missoula in 10 years?:


"Don't just listen to the leaders. Listen to people at the gas station and the grocery store." "How can we grow and change, but still maintain Missoula's historic character?" "When I come downtown, ...


Put Your Dog on a Leash - or What kind of a dog owner are you?:


When signs say "Dogs on Leash," it's time we respect that--and speak up to people who don't. Realistically, you'll encounter both types of dog owners - "my dog would never hurt anyone" and "just ...


CBS Sunday Morning - Unlocking the wonders of Tiny Doors ATL:


Mystery came knocking in Atlanta, when a series of doors began appearing around the city ... doors so small they're hiding in plain sight. "Doors are a really great way to quickly access imagination," ...


Here Are the 'Great Places in America,' According to Planners:


The American Planning Association has named fifteen "Great Places in America" for 2018. Among them are a bustling main street that spans two states, an amphitheater and park created from a brownfield, ...


Here Are the 'Great Places in America,' According to Planners:


The American Planning Association has named fifteen "Great Places in America" for 2018. Among them are a bustling main street that spans two states, an amphitheater and park created from a brownfield, ...


Community-Based Planning: A Case Study:


When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results. Michael Lewyn https://www.planetizen.com/blogs/100939-community-based-planning-case-study *** Missoula ...


Missoula Downtown Master Plan Update - 10/18 - Missoula:


The Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP) will kick-off the Community Visioning process to update the Downtown Master Plan on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 from 5:30-7 pm at the Wilma Theater (131 S. Higgins). ...


Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community:




Creating inclusive smart cities:


The aim is to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems - including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators - can create more inclusive apps and technology ...


HeForShe Invites Men - and People of All Genders To Stand In Solidarity With Women To Create A Bold, Visible and United Force For Gender Equality:


Our Mission The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it's not just a women's issue, it's a human rights issue. And when these ...


Plans to annex 3,200 acres west of Missoula move forward - Disappearing Farmland: Small-towns Trade Farmland for Residential Development:


Urban sprawl began in the 1950s and has been a concern of city planners and the ag community since the early 1990s. But a new study from American Farmland Trust shows development around small ...


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World - Author Michelle Gelfand on Morning Joe:


In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix ...


Tell Us Something - "It's Complicated" Your Community, Your Stories. - 10/2 - Missoula, Montana:


Missoula Live Event tickets ON SALE NOW! I'm so excited to be engaging with the storytellers this week for the 1 on 1 storytelling workshops. This quarter's live event is going to be incredible. ...


Entrepreneurs talk future of Bozeman's Midtown:


A panel of entrepreneurs Monday embodied an advertisement for the business city officials hope fills in a swath of Bozeman fighting to catch some of the town's boom. Nick Checota, owner of Logjam Presents, ...


Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?:


The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech. If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 ...


Why we're building a social network supported by people, not advertisers:


The designers behind Are.na explain the thinking that led to their nascent social platform, winner of the 2018 Innovation By Design General Excellence award. https://www.fastcompany.com/90232953/why-were-building-a-social-network-supported-by-people-not-advertisers?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09122018 *** Are.na ...


9/11 - The Sounds of Silence - Never Forget:




The Unbearable Sameness of Cities:



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Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community:




A unique opportunity to host a Vietnamese Entrepreneur Focused on Social Justice & Technology in Missoula, Montana:


As a member of the Hellgate Venture Network, you are our community, creating change and making waves! Please help make these dreams come true! See you at the next HVN meeting September 13th, ...


Cars And Coffee - Bring Your Classic Or Just Come To See The Cars - 9/1 - Missoula, MT:


A reminder that we'll be gathering at Lucky's on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to drink coffee and talk cars. Please pass the word. Since our last meeting, I made up some cards advertising the event. ...


Soft Landing Missoula - Special September Supper Club For Welcoming Week- 9/16:


Join us at the Top Hat on September 16th at 5:30 pm for a special edition of Soft Landing Missoula's United We Eat Supper Club! September's Supper Club will feature the savory flavors of the Middle ...

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