Building Better Places Training: March 6-8, 2024

Building Better Places Training March 6-8

Five communities from across Colorado’s mountain and rural towns will participate in our upcoming Building Better Places (BBP) training in Glenwood Springs. BBP engages teams of community leaders in an intensive, three-day workshop that combines practical learning, leadership development, and facilitated strategic planning to find common ground on key issues and turn ideas into action and implementation. 

Key Issues and Challenges

While the communities are unique, they face similar issues and challenges in the post-pandemic era: managing growth and demographic changes, navigating economic transitions, and addressing housing needs, are common themes. 

A key challenge they all share is that they lack the resources and civic capacity to advance workable solutions to these issues. That is where BBP comes in. Our approach helps each team create an action plan that outlines goals, strategies, actions, and resources to move their priorities forward.  

Our approach improves the capacities of individual participants as well as their ability to work together. BBP will help participants address key barriers and link their community’s needs and vision with the generational funding opportunities available to shape more livable and sustainable places. Teams leave with a commitment to working together on key priorities and a realistic action plan for their community. 

Real Results 

BBP is just the most recent of our team-based trainings. To date, we have trained over 60 communities and 300 local leaders creating on-the-ground results in communities from Idaho to New Mexico, including projects like the Eagle River Park, 44 units of affordable housing in downtown Twin Falls, ID, or regional programs like the One Valley Leadership Council in Gunnison County.  

Stay tuned for a summary of the action plans created by our participating teams and application information for BBP ‘25.

  • Assistance
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  • Civic Health
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  • Community
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  • Economy
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  • Environment
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  • Equity
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  • Housing
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  • Land Use
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  • Leadership
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  • Placemaking
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  • Transportation

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