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Chris Blanchard

Boise State University | Environmental Finance Center

Chris Blanchard is an urban scholar, writer, and commentator based in Boise, Idaho and associate director of the Environmental Finance Center at Boise State University. He is currently studying in the Ph.D. program in Urban Studies at Portland State University. Previously he earned a B.S. in Social Science (Economics and History) with Distinguished Honors, and an M.A. in Applied Historical Research, both at Boise State University. His government experience includes staff positions with the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate, and the Boise City Council, among others. Current research interests include economic development strategies for small and medium size cities, and growth and urban politics in the Intermountain West. He is also at work on a biography of Morrison-Knudsen co-founder, Harry Morrison.

Articles from this author

  • cities

    Make time in Boise? Not if We Don’t Hurry.

    Response: A city's rhythm has its costs

  • New Deal

    Selling the New Deal

    The Federal Response to Idaho's Great Depression

  • Boise

    Take This Town and Love It

    Kageyama addresses creative class opportunity in Boise

  • Bob Lokken

    Make or Buy?

    The software developer shortage that isn’t