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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

American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Western Central Chapter

The Western Central Chapter (WCC) of the American Planning Association (APA) is an advocate for western planners in the four states of Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The Chapter provides professional training, a quarterly newsletter, an informational website, and participate in an annual conference within the region.


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Geography:Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, planning, land use & zoning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:training, planning, professional development, educational support
Telephone:
Link:webpage

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.


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Geography:Idaho
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
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Americans for the Arts: Grass Roots Growth of Creative Cultures

Interest in having public art in communities has continued to grow throughout the country, specifically in rural areas. As growth continues, it is important for communities to have a basic understanding of planning for public art. As rural areas have their own unique needs, it is important to dive into these aspects as they relate to public art in rural communities. This essay was written as a means to provide an outlook of the current understandings of what make planning and implementing public art in rural areas unique.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:arts & culture, planning, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:public art, planning, rural communities, arts, arts and culture
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

The Association of Idaho Cities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation, owned, organized, and operated by Idaho's city governments. AIC provides services that individual cities might not be able to afford on their own. Availabe on AIC's website are resources and instructions regarding planning, zoning, elections training & more.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, infrastructure & communications, local government, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:planning, training, local government
Telephone:208-344-8594
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

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF)

The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF) provides state funds to promote long-term stable economic growth in Montana with financial assistance in the following two categories: Economic Development Job Creation Projects & Planning Projects.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
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:funding, economic development, jobs, small business support, sustainable development,
Telephone:406-841-2250
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

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