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Build a Better Burb

Build a Better Burb (BBB) is an online publication dedicated to improving suburban design and planning. The articles on the site highlight bold ideas for improving housing, promoting regional planning, addressing parking and creating transit-oriented development.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source
Subtopic:planning, housing & real estate, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:suburban communities, planning, housing, transit
Telephone:312-551-7300
Link:webpage

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
Link:webpage

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship uses webinars, publications, and other tools to share timely information and best practices on a variety of topics related to economic development in rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, educational resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, entrepreneurship & small business, philanthropy, rural community issues & solutions, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, small business, economic development, entrepreneur, community development, philanthropy, community development philanthropy
Telephone:402-323-7336
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

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the U.S.. EDA works directly with local economic development officials to make grant investments that are well-defined, timely, and linked to a long-term, sustainable economic development strategy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, employment & workforce, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:economic development, funding, sustainable development, redevelopment, local government
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Smart Growth-Small Towns and Rural Communities

The EPA sponsors a smart growth resources page dedicated to small towns and rural community growth strategies.The page provides links to technical Assistance Programs, technical assistance reports, and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide
Subtopic:development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy
Telephone:202-566-2878
Link:webpage

The National Association of Counties

This site includes multiple resources including help finding grants, podcasts, webinars, reports and publications, educational resources, and county data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source, resource guide, organization, educational resource
Subtopic:local government, arts & culture, community & capacity development, economic development, funding & financing, health & health care, planning, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:local government, housing, education, infrastructure, agriculture, art, arts and culture, transportation, community development, economic development, data & analysis, financing, health care, planning
Telephone:202-393-6226
Link:webpage

National Association of Development Organizations: Planning for Prosperity in Small Towns and Rural Regions.

In this site NADO provides publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on a variety of topics and themes including economic resilience, entrepreneurship, community engagement, downtown redevelopment, food systems, and other areas.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, training
Subtopic:planning, agriculture & food systems, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, entrepreneurship & small business, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, planning, resilience, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, community engagement, food systems, redevelopment
Telephone:
Link:webpage

National League of Cities (NLC)

The National League of Cities (NLC) is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders. Program areas provided by include: city solutions, federal advocacy, race equity & leadership, risk information consortium, savings solutions, the sustainable cities institute, urban innovation, and veterans housing.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, advocacy, resource guide
Subtopic:funding & financing, community & capacity development, military & veterans, racial equity, urban issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Special Populations,
Tags:racial equity, leadership, financing, sustainable development, veterans
Telephone:877-827-2385
Link:webpage