We help local leaders build healthy, equitable, and prosperous communities to improve people’s lives today and ensure a sustainable tomorrow.

Approach

We work hand-in-hand with local partners wanting to shape strong, livable communities. At the same time, we provide information, tools, resources, and support to all change-makers working to build better communities.

Impact

From climate change to economic prosperity, public health to housing affordability, improving how we build our communities and economies is critical to tackling several of our most pressing challenges and make an impact.

Latest Features

COVID-19: How We Move Forward

Our response and how we’re helping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Roadmap to Recovery

A tool to plan for economic recovery and resiliency in the wake of COVID-19.

Report | Place Value

How communities attract, grow, and keep jobs and talent in the American West.

Recent Tools & Insights

The Roadmap to Recovery is designed to help local leaders navigate the myriad challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19, and help build an economy that’s more resilient than ever.
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When the time comes where we can engage on a more personal level we will have a whole new set of virtual tools available to add value to our work.
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Our approach to economic recovery and resilience in the new COVID-19 reality and aftermath.
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Local leader, Beatriz Oliva Soto, talks about community equity and the importance of equal representation in local leadership.
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Community engagement is a huge contributor to project success. Three locals share the value of being part of Grand Junction, Colorado's Vibrant Together project.
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Like many Colorado towns, the city of Durango struggles with affordable housing. However, an ADU policy and code update has diversified and increased their housing options.
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Our Priorities

Transportation

The transportation systems we build today will shape the communities we live in tomorrow.

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Economy

We’re upending economic development to create local economies that build lasting value and improve the lives of the people that live there.

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Housing

Strong communities are built with healthy neighborhoods that have housing choices people can afford.

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Land Use

New models of development are needed to respond to the demand for places that are better connected, more walkable, and truly authentic.

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