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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

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: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Essentials of Bike Parking

Alta and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals prepared Essentials of Bike Parking for people planning to purchase or install bike parking fixtures on a limited scale.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, bicycle-friendly business, active transportation
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Small Town and Rural Planning Multimodal Networks Webinar

This webinar discussed the creation and implementation of small town and rural mutimodal transportation networks.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:planning, transportation, rural community
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Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Community Planning Assistance Programs

The American Planning Assoication (APA), through its professional institute AICP, organizes volunteer planning teams tailored specifically to a community's needs. Members offer their time and expertise to people and places where additional resources are needed. This program is supported by volunteer professionals, community contributions, and grant funding.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization
Subtopic:Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, technical assistance
Telephone:312-786-6359
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

Bear Paw Development Corporation

Bear Paw assists communities and businesses in the following departments: community planning, business lending, value-added agriculture, community development, and small business counseling.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development, funding resource
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business, community & capacity development, business assistance,
Tags: community design, community planning, financing, small business financing, small business support, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 265-9226
Link:webpage

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc. is a non-profit private foundation established by Blue Cross of Idaho. This foundation provides money for planning and projects that encourage active living (e.g. biking).


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization, funding resource
Subtopic:collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, infrastructure & communications, health & health care, active transportation & recreation, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:active transportation, active living, health, health care, bicycle-friendly community, planning, transportation, funding
Telephone:208-387-6817
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