Articles by: Kathy Nothstine

  • National Endowment for the Arts releases funding guidelines for Our Town

    Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.arts NULL.gov/)(NEA) posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town (http://arts NULL.gov/national/ourtown/index NULL.php), the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. NEA...

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  • Rural Community Spotlight: Lavonia, Georgia

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. Anticipating explosive growth associated with a new state-of-the-art medical center, Lavonia, Georgia, is working to balance new economic activity with its cultural heritage. By enhancing...

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  • Sustainable Communities Capacity Building Workshop Materials: Fostering Partnerships

    Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On September 13-14, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a workshop with a small group of HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) grantees working in rural and small town settings. This workshop was designed to build the capacity of grantees...

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  • Webinar: Technical Assistance for Sustainable Communities Program

    Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00-2:30 Eastern, join EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities for an overview of free technical assistance available to communities through EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program (http://www NULL.epa NULL.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks NULL.htm). This program provides short-term, targeted technical...

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  • Conserving Treasured Landscapes for Prosperity in Posterity: Sheridan County, Wyoming

    Posted on: August 28th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In Sheridan County, Wyoming, residents with widely divergent political views can usually agree on their profound affection for the land. Conservatives and liberals alike appreciate...

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  • Livable Regions and Communities in Appalachia

    Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Appalachian Regional Commission (http://www NULL.arc NULL.gov/index NULL.asp) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities (http://www NULL.epa NULL.gov/smartgrowth/index NULL.htm), in partnership with the NADO Research Foundation, the Development District Association of Appalachia (http://www NULL.ddaa-ldd NULL.org/), and USDA...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities: Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In the mid-1990s, Tom Grbenick with the SEDA-Council of Governments (http://www NULL.seda-cog NULL.org/Pages/Home NULL.aspx) (SEDA-COG) received a call from a banker who wanted to discuss...

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  • Tribes and Sustainable Development Workshop Materials

    Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On July 26-27, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a workshop with a small group of HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative grantees working in tribal communities. This workshop was designed to build the capacity of grantees working with tribal nations to develop...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities: Clinton, Iowa

    Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In 1996, the City of Clinton, Iowa (http://www NULL.ci NULL.clinton NULL.ia NULL.us/), set out to improve a stretch of US Highway 30 that runs through...

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  • Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    In an era of tightening government budgets, regional planning and development organizations need to think creatively about developing and funding initiatives that improve communities’ quality of life

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