Browse by Tag: Rural

  • Online Resource: Planning for Prosperity in Small Towns and Rural Regions

    Posted on: July 18th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    This website is home to capacity building materials developed by the NADO Research Foundation and its partners. It contains links to publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on community and economic development in small towns and rural regions.

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  • Upcoming Webinar (7/24): Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections to Support Competitive Regions

    Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/519443570) Though geography, politics, and demographics often result in “rural” and “urban” communities being thought of as distinct and unrelated places, current economic and social realities reveal that an effective framework for understanding urban and rural is through...

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  • Downtown Redevelopment Webinar Now Available for Download

    Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

    [Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)] Across the country, small towns are rediscovering and reclaiming their main streets and downtowns by pursuing innovative community and economic development projects.  Once abandoned sidewalks, storefronts, and plazas are now bustling...

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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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  • New England HUD Peer Exchange Materials (Portsmouth, NH)

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) and EPA technical assistance projects (http://epa NULL.gov/smartgrowth/) in...

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  • Workshop Materials: Prospering as an Entrepreneurial Community

    Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 23-24, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina, NADO hosted a Southeast Region Peer Exchange for HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge Grantees (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) working in rural or small metropolitan regions to develop plans and partnerships...

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  • Webinar Materials: Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty

    Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 16, NADO and PolicyLink (http://www NULL.policylink NULL.org) co-hosted the webinar “Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty:  The View from the Ground.” (https://vimeo NULL.com/64185036) The presentation highlighted the opportunities and challenges small towns and rural communities face in combating poverty...

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  • Workshop Materials: Implementing a Regional Plan as an Over-arching Economic Development Strategy – Focus on Implementation Strategies and Toolkit

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the “Implementing a Regional Plan as an Over-arching Economic Development Strategy – Focus on Implementation Strategies and Toolkit” session held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision...

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  • Workshop Materials: Progress and Challenges in Place-Based Rural Policies

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from Chuck Fluharty’s keynote address “Progress and Challenges in Place-Based Rural Policies” given at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together...

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  • Workshop Materials: Rural Poverty and Equitable Development

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the “Rural Poverty and Equitable Development” session held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together around 50 HUD Sustainable...

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