Sustainable Development

This section contains resources for regional planners and other practitioners looking for tools that will help them expand housing and transportation choices, enhance economic competitiveness, increase energy independence and protect critical natural resources and working landscapes.

  • On the Right Track: Guthrie, Kentucky to Showcase its Transportation History

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The Crossroads of the South Fifty miles south of Greenville, Kentucky (previously featured here), the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) has been a partner in another transformative small town redevelopment project in Guthrie.  This past August, the town...

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  • Rural Community Spotlight: Lavonia, Georgia

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    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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  • Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    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 the efforts...

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