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.

  • Workshop Materials: Finding and Leveraging Competitive Advantage

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the breakout session “Finding and Leveraging Competitive Advantage,” held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together around 50...

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  • Workshop Materials: Regional Visioning Based on Shared Values

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from Robert Grow’s (Envision Utah) opening plenary address “Regional Visioning Based on Shared Values,” given at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this...

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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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  • Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities

    Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    The International City/County Management Association (http://icma NULL.org/en/icma/home) (ICMA) has released a three-part series of briefing papers focused on asset-based economic development and building sustainable rural communities. The three new briefing papers showcase how a number of small communities are tackling...

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