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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

The Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box offers thousands of pages of tips and tools concerning community development topics such as community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, development & smart growth, local government, collaboration & community engagement, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:community development, assessment, planning, leadership, activism, citizen planning, community building, community engagement
Telephone:785-864-0533
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

Montana Site Selector

The Montana Site Selector service provides a reliable source for connecting business owners with available properties and statistical analysis of the surrounding area. Whether you are looking to open your business in Montana or to expand an existing business, the Montana Site Selector service assists you in your search.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, surveys & analytic tools, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:statistics, socio-economic data, data collection, demographic data, demographics, small business support, assessment
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Link:webpage

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.


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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
Telephone:406-457-5000
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