Others Building Healthy Communities
CHG is not the only group working to preserve a sense of place in communities. Many nonprofit organizations, businesses, consultants, government agencies, foundations, and others share similar goals. Let us know if there are other links CHG should add to this list, and please tell us if any of the links are broken. By providing these links, of course, CHG does not endorse any of the programs; references and descriptions are purely informational.
Center for Livable Communities a California-based project that assists communities with land-use planning and transportation.
Center for Neighborhood Technology promotes sustainability for urban communities.
Center for the Rocky Mountain West headquartered in Missoula, this public policy institute examines issues of growth, culture, regionalism, and other pressing issues in the West.
Center of the American West a university-based program in Boulder, this institute regularly tackles issues concerning community building in the West.
Creative Class find out what the Creative Class is and why and how communities are planning to attract this group.
Kunstler author of The Geography of Nowhere, Kunstlers
web site is as iconoclastic and entertaining as his books.
Kettering Foundation the Kettering Foundation supports civic engagement projects around the world, a great resource.
Land Trust Alliance the national federation of land trusts, provides information and resources on conservation issues.
National Civic League a good resource for communities, particularly with strategic planning and civic engagement.
National Endowment for the Humanities funding and information related to community history and heritage.
National Trust for Historic Preservation a wealth of information about the value of historic structures; NTHP also operates an ambitious heritage tourism program.
Smart Growth Online just what it says, information and resources for helping communities grow smart.
Sprawl-Busters Al Norman helps communities battle the Big Box; his web site and publications are helpful resources.
Sustainable Communities Network a first-rate site that provides tons of resources, information, and tactics.