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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

U.S. Census Bureau: The American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) collects and provides data every year to help communities plan investments and services. It provides general demographic data, information about how people commute to work, general education levels, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, transportation, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, financing, education, economic data, planning, transportation, transportation data, demographics
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Link:webpage

U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder; Housing, Economic and Geographical Data

The American Fact Finder is similar to the Census site, but with more detailed analytical charts, graphs, and data sets. It provides comparative analysis of people, industry, and geographies; you can also compare this information to past census statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, demographics
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service (ERS)

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) anticipates trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. ERS digitally publishes its research and analysis in economic research reports, articles in our award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and data products throughout the year.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data
Telephone:202-694-5139
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics by State

The National Agricultural Statistical Service provides information on crops, plants, livestock, environmental concerns associated with agriculture, current research, and agricultural land use statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data, environmental quality
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Link:webpage

US HomeTownLocator

US HomeTownLocator provides geographically localized information and data for states, counties, and citys across the United States.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, mapping resource
Subtopic:planning, local government, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:demographics, data collection, mapping
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Link:webpage

The National Map: USGS Topographical Mapping Resource

Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, The National Map is a free topographical map resource. Each quadrangle is constructed from key layers of geographic data ' orthoimagery, roads, geographic names, contours and hydrographic features. The National Map is a nationwide collection of integrated data from local, state, federal, and private sources.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:mapping resource, data source
Subtopic:planning, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:mapping
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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