Regional and Community Planning

Find tools to assist planners, economic development practitioners and those interested in sustainable development initiatives

  • Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Issues RFP for Rural Communities

    Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.nea NULL.gov/) and USDA (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome), has issued a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops...

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  • Las Vegas, NM: A Place with a Past (and Future)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Hollywood Meets Main Street While most Americans may not have heard of the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (http://www NULL.lasvegasnm NULL.gov/), many have traveled there –at least in their imaginations – while watching major Hollywood blockbusters such as...

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  • Presentation: Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Randolph County Housing Authority

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Prosperous, Healthy, Vibrant Rural Regions and Communities

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    In this presentation at the 2012 National Rural Housing Conference, NADO Associate Director Kathy Nothstine describes trends in rural economic development and highlights case studies of rural regions and small communities that are approaching economic development, land use, and transportation...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities Case Studies Series

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Vibrant Rural Communities case studies series highlights how rural regions and small towns across the country are growing local and regional economies and creating stronger communities. This series shows how small towns can leverage a wide...

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  • 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) (http://www NULL.peadd NULL.org/Default NULL.aspx) has been a partner in another transformative small town redevelopment project in Guthrie (http://guthrieky NULL.com/). ...

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  • Video: Partnerships in Transportation, Economic Development, and Sustainable Regions and Communities

    Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    At this NADO workshop in April 2012, David Cole delivered the opening address, offering his experiences and views on creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and leveraging transportation investments and economic development initiatives to create stronger regions...

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

    Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be emotionally-charged and potentially controversial. Therefore, the projects that engage as many residents and stakeholder groups as possible throughout (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/428493906)the planning process have a better...

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