We hope you find the following web links and reports helpful in your planning research:

http://www.planning.org                                        http://www.planetizen.com/

http://www.mtplanners.org/                                 http://www.pps.org/

http://www.ndplanning.org/                                 http://www.smartgrowth.org/

http://www.sdplanners.org/                                  http://www.sonoraninstitute.org/

http://www.wyopass.org/                                       http://www.westernplanner.org/

“Close to Home: A Handbook for Transportation-Efficient Growth in Small Communities and Rural Areas”

This handbook is available for a free download through the link further below.  It analyzes land use characteristics in small communities and rural areas and estimates the change in daily driving per person after growth scenarios occur based on different development visions. The handbook was funded by the National Cooperative Highway Assistance Program.

Close to Home Handbook

“Success in Sustainability: The Common Ground Program” Planning Webcast Presentation Hosted by the Western Central Chapter

Common Ground Program Presentation 8.23.13

2011 WCC Graduate Student Scholar Jeanette Blize’s three graduate papers are available to view below as PDF documents:

“Train in the Distance: A Citizen’s Guide to Restoring Passenger Rail in Southern Montana.”

Train in the Distance

“Unbridled Development: A Citizen’s Guide to The Proliferation of Exempt Wells in Montana”

Exempt Wells

“The Power of Wind: A Citizen’s Guide to Wind Development in Montana”

Wind Development in MT