Regional and Community Planning

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

  • Upcoming Webinars and Conferences for Planners

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    There are several upcoming webinars and conferences that may be of interest to NADO members: In July 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.nea NULL.gov/) will host three webinars to talk with experts in creative placemaking about current...

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  • Noteworthy Models and Examples of EDA-funded CEDS

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Matt Black

    During the past 18 months, NADO’s board of directors and staff have been discussing the future of EDA’s Economic Development District (EDD) program and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning framework and product.  This discussion is being driven by...

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  • Sustainable Eastern Connecticut

    Posted on: June 19th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    The second panel, focused on integrating transportation planning and economic development, began with a presentation by Ken Livingston, of Fitzgerald & Halliday, and Mark Paquette, of the Windham Regional Council of Governments, on creating a regional sustainability plan for eastern...

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  • NADO Participates in NACDEP Conference

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On May 21, NADO participated in a panel discussion at the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (http://nacdep NULL.net/) (NACDEP) Annual Conference in Park City, Utah. Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director of the Region Five Development Commission (http://www NULL.regionfive...

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  • Webinar: Effective Strategies for Engaging Your Community

    Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    The National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/Pages/default NULL.aspx) (NACo), in partnership with the NADO Research Foundation, hosted a webinar on June 12, 2012, to train planners and other stakeholders on how to engage their communities. The webinar was recorded...

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  • Livable Regions and Communities in Appalachia: Cartersville Workshop

    Posted on: May 16th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On May 15, 2012, 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...

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  • HUD Rural Grantees Workshop

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On April 26-27, NADO Research Foundation hosted a workshop with a small group of HUD SCI grantees working in rural areas and small town settings. Workshop materials available for download are listed below. Workshop Agenda and Participant Information (PDF) Map ...

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  • Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development

    Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On March 21, NADO hosted a briefing, “Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development,” co-sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) office. In an effort to foster the creation and implementation of regional development strategies, the U.S....

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  • Know Your Region Webinar: Utilizing EDA Data Tools in your CEDS (3/14/2012)

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by Matt Black

    On March 14, 2012, the NADO Research Foundation, in collaboration with EDA, hosted a webinar that explored how EDA sponsored data tools can assist regional development organizations in understanding their regional assets and creating economic development strategies that increase regional...

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  • Webinar: Rural Coalition Building

    Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On February 23, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a web-based discussion about rural coalition building. This webinar explored the unique challenges and opportunities affecting coalition building in rural and small town settings. The discussion covered such topics as building consortiums,...

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