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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.
|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|
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.
|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|
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: How small towns and cities can use local assets to rebuild their economies
This report examines case studies of small towns and cities that have complemented thier recruitment of major employers, manufacturers, and large retailers by successfully emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources. Topics discussed in the report include: identifying and building on existing assets, engaging all members of the community to plan for the future, taking advantage of outside funding, creating incentives for community redevelopment and investment, encouraging cooperation within the community and across the region, and supporting a clean and healthy enviornment.
National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA): Planning a Community Broadband Road Map, A Toolkit for Local & Tribal Governments
This resource assists public officials, planners, citizen groups and other stakeholders in making their broadband project the best it can be. The core of the toolkit is a six-step approach to creating a roadmap, designed to work with projects of all sizes. It includes best practices identified by BTOP grantees, as well as nine case studies of how different states, counties, tribes, towns and non-government organizations implemented these best practices.
|Resource Type:||planning guide, information source|
|Subtopic:||infrastructure & communications, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||planning, broadband, communications technology, Internet, telecommunications|
Plannersweb.com provides resources and articles to meet the needs of citizen planners by providing useful, jargon-free, information
|Resource Type:||information source|
|Subtopic:||planning, local government, development & smart growth, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||planning, citizen planning, planning commission, community engagement, smart growth|
The Sonoran Institute is a not-for-profit 501 '3 organization that promotes community decisions that respect the land and people of the West. Sonoran's website includes information, contacts and examples to promote community-based strategies that preserve and protect the ecological integrity of protected lands and at the same time meet the economic aspirations of adjoining landowners and communities.
|Resource Type:||organization, information source|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, public lands, conservation & environment, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,|
|Tags:||citizen planning, community engagement, conservation, environmental quality, sustainable development, agriculture|