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Active Living Research: Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities

This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, Recreation & Health, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)

The mission of AERO is to empower communities to nurture and promote a more sustainable Montana. By bringing people together, AERO offers a vehicle for collective action and a sense of common purpose for citizens within their communities to shape a more sustainable future.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, infrastructure & communications, conservation & environment, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:clean power, energy, renewable energy, sustainable development, community engagement
Telephone:406-443-7272
Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Idaho Chapter

APA ID provides resources, training, monitoring, mentoring, communications, lobbying, and other services to and for all Idaho professional, student, and citizen planners.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, land use & zoning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:planning, professional development, educational support
Telephone:
Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Western Central Chapter

The Western Central Chapter (WCC) of the American Planning Association (APA) is an advocate for western planners in the four states of Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The Chapter provides professional training, a quarterly newsletter, an informational website, and participate in an annual conference within the region.


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Geography:Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, planning, land use & zoning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:training, planning, professional development, educational support
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Americans for the Arts: Grass Roots Growth of Creative Cultures

Interest in having public art in communities has continued to grow throughout the country, specifically in rural areas. As growth continues, it is important for communities to have a basic understanding of planning for public art. As rural areas have their own unique needs, it is important to dive into these aspects as they relate to public art in rural communities. This essay was written as a means to provide an outlook of the current understandings of what make planning and implementing public art in rural areas unique.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:arts & culture, planning, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:public art, planning, rural communities, arts, arts and culture
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

The Association of Idaho Cities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation, owned, organized, and operated by Idaho's city governments. AIC provides services that individual cities might not be able to afford on their own. Availabe on AIC's website are resources and instructions regarding planning, zoning, elections training & more.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, infrastructure & communications, local government, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:planning, training, local government
Telephone:208-344-8594
Link:webpage

Association of Idaho Counties (IAC)

The Association of Idaho Counties is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the improvement of Idaho county government. IAC seeks to provide services, research, uniformity and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:local government, Local Government & Services,
Tags:local government
Telephone:208-345-9126
Link:webpage

Bannock Development Corporation

Bannock Development Corporation is a private, non-profit economic development organization working for continued growth and diversity in Bannock County, Idaho. BDC provides assistance to locate one's business to Pocatello.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:local government, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, business assistance, development & smart growth, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:economic development, small business support
Telephone:208-233-3500
Link:webpage

Bear Paw Development

Bear Paw Development provides professional planning and project management. ent services the following geographic areas in the State of Montana. Services include small business development, brownfields program, community development, loan department, and value added agriculture programs.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:local government, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, business assistance, development & smart growth, funding & financing, environmental health & quality, agriculture & food systems, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:small business support, funding, agriculture, environmental quality, economic development, redevelopment
Telephone:406-265-9226
Link:webpage