Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • Measuring Rural Wealth Creation: A Guide for Regional Development Organizations

    Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Rural wealth creation is a demand-driven approach, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s assets. Wealth creation takes an intentionally inclusive approach by increasing jobs and incomes of low-income people and local ownership and control of assets.

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  • CEDS 101 Resources

    Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference, Brian Kelsey of Civic Analytics led the CEDS 101 Workshop.  Workshop resources included: Sonoma-Mendocino CEDS Call for Projects Public Notice (PDF) Sonoma-Mendocino CEDS Public Workshop Agenda (PDF) CEDS 101 from nado-web Sonoma-Mendocino ...

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  • Regional Wealth Creation Case Studies

    Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    These case studies feature three regions building multiple forms of wealth, rooting economies in place with local ownership and control of assets, and intentionally including people at the margins of the economy as beneficiaries of economic development work.

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  • Regional Rural Transportation Planning: State Models for Local Consultation, Regional Coordination, and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations

    Posted on: August 1st, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    This new report presents information on the structures, membership, tasks, and funding for regional organizations conducting rural transportation planning work in about 30 states.

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  • Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience

    Posted on: August 1st, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Across the nation, state agencies and regional planning and development organizations are working together and with other partners to create jobs, improve access to employment, education, and essential services, and to advance quality of life in communities and regions.

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  • Regional Data and Analysis to Plan for Transportation Safety

    Posted on: June 20th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Collecting and analyzing safety data can help regional planners to understand trends and contributing factors and perform several types of analysis to plan for and improve transportation safety performance. In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference,...

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  • Closing Plenary: Future Directions for Federal Transportation Programs

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Six months into implementing the 2015 authorization Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), conference participants learned about programmatic changes, implementation of the regulations still coming out of the previous Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century and the...

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  • Freight Planning Workshop

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference, attendees learned about the fundamentals of freight data and connections between freight and land use. Also, attendees heard about the recent release of federal guidance on the designation of...

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  • Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    This workshop at the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference provided an introduction to a suite of tools that Rural Transportation Planning Organizations may use to gain insight into some of the most important consequences of economic development initiatives: Community Viz®;...

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  • Forces Shaping Transportation’s Future

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Transportation is rapidly changing as workforce, demographics, available technology, and transportation demands evolve. The 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference luncheon keynote speaker discussed how trucking intersects with other modes of transportation, the emergence of new patterns and services, the effects...

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