Montana

Mike Ferguson reports on the process of updating the growth plan—working title "Beyond Billings"—for the city of Billings, Montana.
Dec 23, 2014   Billings Gazette
Dave Stauffer was a planning commissioner in Red Lodge, Montana before taking a job as a city planner. Wayne Senville talks to Dave about making the switch.
Apr 21, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
A third-grader in Missoula, Montana has successfully rallied her city to build a new bike lane near her busy street.
Sep 29, 2009   The Missoulian
When Borton and Welsh found 90 acres bordering a national forest near Whitehall, Montana, they parked a trailer, dug in, and began building Sage Mountain Center, a combination of cordwood and straw bale, powered off-grid by the sun and wind.
Jan 18, 2009   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
Montana is flush with wind power capacity and the state's governor wants $15 billion in federal funding to build the infrastructure to transmit it. But some worry the proposed grid would also expand coal-based energy production.
Dec 30, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>A deal between a Montana timber company and conservationists to preserve 320,000 acres of forest is the largest land conservation in U.S. history.</p>
Jul 1, 2008   The Missoulian
<p>Gallatin County, Montana, has experienced 20 percent population growth over the last eight years, and officials are hoping that the adoption of smart growth principles will help guide the rapidly developing area towards a sustainable future.</p>
Mar 18, 2008   Bozeman Daily Chronicle
<p>The population shift from rural to urban areas is making big changes in the Great Plains. While many rural small towns are disappearing, the shift is opening new doors for business and preservation.</p>
Aug 27, 2007   USA Today
<p>Writer–on-the-Range Alan Kesselheim describes the most hazardous activity in Montana -- driving, with a particular focus on Hwy 191 through Gallatin Canyon. Every western state has a similar, hazardous route.</p>
May 16, 2007   Writers on the Range via San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A new vision of development in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming is taking shape.</p>
May 8, 2007   Sonoran Institute
<p>Community activists and designers have made a deal with local officials to reuse construction materials from a demolished fire station to build an amphitheater in a local park.</p>
Apr 6, 2007   The Missoulian