Mutual Benefit: Building Vibrant Communities

The future of many Western communities will be determined at the intersection where public lands and private property meet. In Mutual Benefit, the Center launched a project designed to examine and spotlight strategies that communities can deploy to capture the energy and value created by the interaction of these lands. Forward-thinking decision makers need accurate information about how open space, public lands, trail systems, and other public amenities add value to their communities. Our goal is to identify tools that Western communities can use to increase well-being, prosperity, and economic resiliency.