Conference: Innovative Ideas for a New West

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Innovative Ideas for a New West: New Practices for Growing Communities of the Intermountain West
Sopris Foundation Conference
July 13-15, 2007
Missoula, Montana

The Sopris Foundation is doing great work on reimagining and working to create Western cities with a more sustainable future. The conference includes sessions in the areas of Agriculture, Biodiesel: Local Fuels Mobility, Community, Advanced Design, and Energy.

Speakers include Montanta governor Brian Schweitzer, Curitiba (Brazil) mayor Jaime Lerner, sustainability professor David Orr, and The Land Institute’s Wes Jackson, among many others.

From Sopris:

“come to talk about the future of a place we are proud of. What do we do to protect and enhance all that made this place special? Sopris Foundation believes that good ideas speak. Come listen. Elected officials, planners, government employees, ranchers and farmers, grantmakers, and entrepreneurs welcome. Join us July 13-15 to share ideas on waking up the West.”

Register and get more information at is the world’s first online journal of place, publishing a rich mix of literature, artwork, case studies, and more since 1997.