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2016 National RES Economic Impact Conference Session Panel

2016 National RES Economic Impact Conference Session Panel

Revolution Advisors is excited to be participating in this years Federal Legislative Update session at the National RES Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. Melissa Antol will be moderating and Brian Wilkerson will be a panelist on the session focused on the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs Economic Impact Report – Development, Results & Implications […]

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Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Reflecting back over the past several days of the Western Planning Conference and our theme of “Planning In The Wild West.” I have to chuckle: It is true that western states may have an atypical approach to more urbanized city planning, because the context of the environment is different (Butch Cassidy was incarcerated and held in Laramie!), but I found the shared experiences through similar planning challenges , combined with the spirit and veracity of the western planner themselves, to be the most illuminating aspect of Planning In The Wild West.

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A Tool for Planning for a Healthy Community

A Tool for Planning for a Healthy Community

When communities enter into a planning effort, they create a vision for their future. This vision is accompanied and expressed through goals and objectives based on the community’s values, and what they hope for themselves and the surrounding community for the future. One such goal heard frequently today is the desire to be a healthy community. How do planners translate these goals for a healthy community into actionable plans and projects?

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Pack Your Sunscreen and Get Ready to Engage Your Community. How to Maintain Community Interest in Your Planning Efforts During the Warm Weather Months

Spring is upon us, and once the warmer weather and outdoor activities begin, the job of engaging community members in conversations about growth, the economy, or transportation, can seem well, a little less appealing than a sunny afternoon watching the kids play soccer, or a hike in the mountains. How do we as planners compete with outdoor activities, family vacations and outdoor patio dining? How does this affect our scheduling, and how can we collect the community input that is so valuable for project development?

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Economic Development Planning and the Potential for Impact with Tribal Communities

I recently attended the National Center for Indian Economic Development conference in Las Vegas.  As a company, our firm has had a long standing history with Native American Development and partnering on projects. My colleagues were seasoned attendees. This, however, was my first “RES” conference, so I was particularly interested in seeing both who attends […]

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