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  • Façades, Festivals, and Footpaths: Greenville, Kentucky’s Downtown Redevelopment

    Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    A Walk Down Main Street Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky (http://www NULL.tourgreenville NULL.com/) on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated...

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  • Best Practices for EDDs and CEDS

    Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Brian Kelsey, NADO’s Director of Economic Development, presented at the Alabama Association of Regional Councils Annual Training Conference on October 23, 2012. Attendees received an overview of best practices for Economic Development Districts and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), as...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Your Community’s Projects

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be controversial. Therefore, projects that engage as many residents and stakeholders groups as possible during the planning process have a better chance of incurring support of the...

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  • ArtPlace Seeking LOIs for Community Placemaking Initiatives

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    ArtPlace (ArtPlace invites Letters of Inquiry for initiatives involving arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy NULL. ArtPlace believes that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully...

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  • 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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