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Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools

The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Innovation in Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts White Paper

This paper outlines the challenges that many communities face with conventional pen and paper count programs. It then identifies many new technologies that can automate, simplify, and expedite the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, active transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, data collection
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Link:webpage

Gem State Prospector

Gem State Prospector, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Commerce, is an interactive tool which provides statistics to help you perform market comparisons and choose the optimal location for potential businesses. You can search for stats on every Idaho city, county, and region. Each report contains an interactive map of the community and data on its labor force, wages, education levels, demographics, and consumer expenditures.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, data source, assessment tool or guide, mapping resource
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, assessment & evaluation, socio-economic & other data, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy,
Tags:assessment tool, data & analysis, demographic data, economic data, mapping, small business support, statistics, socio-economic data
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Link:webpage

Health Impact Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that can help communities, decision makers, and practitioners make choices that improve public health through community design. HIA is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is built or implemented. HIA brings potential positive and negative public health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process for plans, projects, and policies that fall outside traditional public health arenas, such as transportation and land use. An HIA provides practical recommendations to increase positive health effects and minimize negative health effects. HIA toolkits are available for transportation projects as well as parks and trails.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, recreation, planning, transportation, assessment & evaluation, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:health, planning, trail, park, outdoor recreation
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Link:webpage

Idaho Farmers Market Association: Farmers Market Manager Toolkit

This toolkit was created by the Idaho Farmers Market Association and University of Idaho Extension in direct response to what Idaho Farmers Market managers explained were the most needed areas of education and information. The toolkit provides information on advertising & outreach, recruiting vendors, rules & regulation compliance, and creating customer incentives.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:agriculture & food systems, retail & grocery, entrepreneurship & small business, marketing & assistance, business assistance, surveys & analytic tools, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:farmers market, food systems, farm, marketing and promotion, educational support, small business support
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Link:webpage

Social Capital Building Toolkit

Social Capital Building Toolkit by Thomas Sander and Kathleen Lowney is an October 2006 publication of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The comments and framework in this document are designed to help communities thinking about social capital and present them with hypotheses that they can pressure test through field experimentation.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide, process guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, collaboration & community engagement, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building,
Tags:social capital, assessment, outreach
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Link:webpage

University of Wisconsin-Extension: Downtown Market Analysis

This website provides full overview and examples of Downtown Marketing Analysis, including samples of business and consumer surveys.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:marketing & assistance, business assistance, economic development, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, place making & destination development, development & smart growth, planning, retail & grocery, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:assessment, data collection, economic development, marketing & promotion, small business, socio-economic data
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Link:webpage