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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

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

International City/County Management Association: Small Towns, Rural Communities, and Sustainability

This resource includes: "Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities" report, which focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities; Asset-Based Economic Development Resources; Podcasts and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:conservation, development, economic development, growth strategy, planning, rural community, smart growth
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Plannersweb.com

Plannersweb.com provides resources and articles to meet the needs of citizen planners by providing useful, jargon-free, information


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Geography:United States
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
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. Smart Growth America provides many difference resources including community toolkits, programs, webinars, and trainings related to Smart Growth design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:training, information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, planning, community & capacity development, urban issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy
Telephone:202-207-3355
Link:webpage

Smart Growth America's Rural Development program

Smart Growth America's Rural Development program is designed to help local leaders strengthen rural economies through a smart growth approach to development. This program is designed to give rural residents and leaders better information about the financial and economic impacts of development choices. The program includes information specific to implementing Smart Growth techniques via including community toolkits, programs, webinars, and trainings.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:training, information source
Subtopic:development & smart growth, planning, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, smart growth, economic development, development, planning
Telephone:202-207-3355
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Rural Planning, Zoning, and Development Codes

Provides policy options that can help rural communities strengthen their economies while preserving rural character. Topics include fiscal impact analysis, commercial development, wastewater infrastructure, rural roads, and efficient development patterns.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:land use & zoning, planning, development & smart growth, housing & real estate, community & capacity development, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, smart growth, economic development, development, planning, transportation, infrastructure, community design, community development, finance
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Framework for Creating a Smart Growth Economic Development Strategy: A Tool for Small Cities and Towns

This is a step-by-step guide to building a place-based economic development strategy. It is intended for small and mid-sized cities, particularly those that have limited population growth, areas of disinvestment, and/or a struggling economy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, rural community issues & solutions, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:economic development, development, planning, smart growth, creative place making
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: How Small Towns and Cities Can Use Local Assets to Rebuild their Economies: Lessons From Successful Places

Includes case studies of small towns and cities that emphasized their existing assets and distinctive resources to build their economies.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:economic development, development, planning, smart growth, local government
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

EPA and the International City/County Management Association (2010): Focuses on smart growth strategies to meet three main goals: support the rural landscape by keeping working lands viable and conserving natural lands; help existing places thrive by taking care of investments and assets; and create great new places by building lively and enduring neighborhoods where people want to live.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:economy, economic development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, Business & Economy, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:rural community, conservation, resilience, smarth growth, sustainable agriculture
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage