Browse by Tag: sustainable development

  • Building Economic Resilience to Disasters in the Buffalo Niagara Region: Workshop Materials

    Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by Megan McConville

    On February 25-26, 2014, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a training workshop in Niagara Falls, New York that brought together about 25 city and county economic developers, elected officials, small business owners and development specialists, emergency managers, and other community...

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  • USDA Publishes Sustainable Rural Downtowns Case Study Series

    Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    From a new senior housing development in California to a value-added production facility in Vermont, rural communities across the country are using USDA financing to implement innovative projects that revitalize their downtowns and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. USDA Rural Development...

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  • National Endowment for the Arts releases funding guidelines for Our Town

    Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.arts posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town (http://arts NULL.php), the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. NEA...

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  • EPA Offers Free Technical Assistance on Smart Growth Approaches

    Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On September 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program will be offering free technical assistance to communities interested in implementing smart growth approaches. The program provides quick, targeted technical assistance using...

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  • Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) Featured at White House Forum on Regional Innovation

    Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Nearly a dozen NADO representatives participated in a two-part White House Forum on Regional Innovation on June 13.  The White House event featured Doug McKalip of the President’s Domestic Policy Council, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien,...

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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 (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.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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Partnership for Sustainable Communities Report: Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities

    Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and the USDA have released Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities (http://www NULL.epa NULL.htm#huddotepa), a report that discusses how the four agencies are collaborating to support rural communities. This publication highlights how small towns and...

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