After attending our Community Builders Leadership Institute, a diverse group of local leaders in Gunnison County Colorado came to a realization: They could work together to create an unprecedented strategic plan of action that enriched the lives of residents, and reaches for a higher plane of prosperity. This is their story.View Media
Great transportation systems lead to stronger economies. Nowhere is this more true than in the wide open landscapes of the American West. Across great distances, efficient transportation connections create a network of regional growth, while diverse mobility options within city limits spur economic activity, attract new talent, and build the foundation for prosperity.
North Main street is an auto-oriented state highway serving much of Durango's commercial needs. From the driver's seat, the corridor functions well - to the tune of 35,000 cars a day. But what about the pedestrian? The bicyclist? Working with local leaders, we helped develop strategies to make North Main a more inclusive, mobility-friendly environment.
We worked with the citizens in East Missoula, Montana to identify solutions for a pressing problem: Highway 200 was unsafe and unsightly - and people wanted improvement. Here's how we worked with them to help.
Park and Commercial Streets are a one-way couplet (two one-way streets leading in different directions) that form the main transportation route through historic Anaconda. As the gateway to the incredible Pintlers wilderness area, how could local businesses improve Park and Commercial to attract visitors and locals? We provided help.
US 95 bypasses Bonners Ferry's historic - and utterly charming - downtown. When community members saw the potential to better link US 95 to downtown and through the South Hill neighborhood, they reached out to us for help.
The Russell Street corridor is one of those "in-between" places: Not quite a downtown and not quite a commercial passage. It's identity is uniquely it's own. But it's also a place that could benefit from streets that welcome people in addition to vehicles. We worked with the city to develop the strategies needed to do just that.
With the beautiful Payette River flowing gently through town, Cascade, ID has the potential to become more of a recreation-oriented community and economy. Seeing this, local leaders reached out to us to help them develop strategies to connect the town to the river.
Placemaking, wayfinding, and development strategies come together in Hailey to reveal a new vision for Highway 75, which doubles as Hailey's historic main street. We were thrilled to be a part of this fantastic success story.
When the gateway to a prestigious University feels unsafe and unwelcoming to pedestrians, what is there to do? For local leaders in Butte, they came to us to ask for help. We worked with citizens, business owners and local leaders to develop a new vision for West Park Street.
This video is about choices. Through interviews with community leaders from around the West, we explore why choices matter when it comes to building thriving communities.