Publications

Reports and publications by the NADO Research Foundation that help you stay up to date and in the know

  • East Central Iowa: On-the-Ground Assistance and Business Loans Support Recovery and Economic Competitiveness

    Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Megan McConville

    This case study is part of a series produced by the NADO Research Foundation exploring how regional development organizations[1] have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to address the impacts of natural disasters, become...

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  • New Report Features Small Towns Implementing Innovative Sustainability Policies

    Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://icma NULL.org/Documents/Document/Document/305454)A new ICMA report (http://icma NULL.org/Documents/Document/Document/305454), written with the support of the NADO Research Foundation through its Sustainable Communities capacity building grant from HUD, features seven brief case studies of small municipalities that have implemented various innovative sustainability policies. ...

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  • Southwest Arkansas: Promoting Disaster Resilience and Recovery through Better Data

    Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by Megan McConville

    This case study is part of a series produced by the NADO Research Foundation exploring how regional development organizations[1] have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to address the impacts of natural disasters, become...

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  • 2010 – 2013 RPO America Peer Symposium Proceedings

    Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    With support from the Federal Highway Administration, the NADO Research Foundation held a special session during the 2010 – 2013 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conferences to showcase the efforts of rural and small metropolitan regional transportation planning organizations and partners.

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  • Revving the Economic Engine: South Carolina’s Auto Cluster

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    Over the last 30 years, South Carolina has developed a flourishing, globally competitive automotive and ground transportation cluster which is a major engine of economic growth in the state.

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  • 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    Sixteen projects from 8 states have been recognized for their approaches to regional transportation planning and program implementation.

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  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    In 2008, the City of Biddeford entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to create a Downtown Master Plan. (Photo credit: Maine: An Encyclopedia, maineanencyclopedia.com) An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford (http://www NULL.biddefordmaine NULL.org/) began...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Young people can bring energy and  enthusiasm to community discussions and projects. (Photo credit: Heart of Biddeford) Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High...

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. “These buildings of brick are my history,” says...

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