Articles by: Kathy Nothstine

  • NADO Staff Address Sustainable Communities Initiative Working Group

    Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    On Wednesday, December 7, NADO Associate Directors Carrie Kissel and Kathy Nothstine provided an update on NADO Research Foundation work to the Rural Implementation Group.  This working group was formed to implement the principles of the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI)...

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  • APA Seeks Applications for Community Planning Assistance

    Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The American Planning Association is seeking applications from local communities for the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) initiative.  The CPAT gives communities with limited resources an opportunity to engage, educate, and empower its citizens in order to accomplish a planning...

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants Available

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the guidelines for the 2012 Our Town (http://www NULL.arts NULL.php) grants. Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful,...

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  • New Partnership for Sustainable Communities Report: Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities

    Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and the USDA have released Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities (http://www NULL.epa NULL.htm#huddotepa), a report that discusses how the four agencies are collaborating to support rural communities. This publication highlights how small towns and...

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  • FHWA and FTA Accepting Nominations for 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards

    Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have announced a call for nominations for the 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Program.  The bi-annual awards program honors outstanding initiatives to develop, plan and implement...

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  • 2011 Trailblazer Award Winners

    Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 NADO Trailblazer Award!  For the second year, all NADO Innovation Award and Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects were judged by a group of peers at the NADO Annual Training Conference and the ...

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  • EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program

    Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting letters of interest for the Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program.  The SGIA program is an annual, competitive solicitation open to state, local, regional, and tribal governments (and non-profits that have...

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  • Regional Food Systems Infrastructure

    Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Regional Food Systems Infrastructure (PDF) Many regional development organizations (RDOs) and councils of governments are exploring how they can support regional food systems infrastructure. In recent years, an emphasis on eating locally grown food has flourished as many Americans have...

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  • Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development

    Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    This report highlights the opportunities available to RDOs to undertake sustainable development initiatives using a systems-based approach and features case studies from California, Michigan, North Carolina, and Utah.

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  • Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The NADO Research Foundation has released a new report, Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development.  Led by the state’s Economic Development Districts, Mobilize Maine is a proactive approach to revitalizing the economy by drawing on regional assets.  This report highlights...

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