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Community Builders

Community Builders colloaborates with communitys in "community assistance projects". Areas of assistance include: redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, transportation issues, housing issues, community and regional planning, and economic and policy analysis.

Geography:Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization, educational resource, training
Subtopic:data & analysis, surveys & analytic tools, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, local government, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:community development, community building, transportation, housing, planning, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization

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.

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

Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities

This self-assessment helps communities identify gaps in their policies, plans, codes, and zoning regulations by asking a series of "Yes" or "No" questions. All communities begin by completing the self-assessment's Revitalize Village and Town Centers section, which gives a baseline indication of smart growth development policies within the jurisdiction. It goes beyond regulatory issues to help communities take stock of their local initiatives, strategies, and plans.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:app or online tool
Subtopic:surveys & analytic tools, assessment & evaluation, local government, development & smart growth, land use & zoning, planning, redevelopment & revitalization, Data Collection & Analysis, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, assessment, assessment tool, smarth growth, master plan, redevelopment, local government, development