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D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
D4 sustainable communities   knothstine
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“Sustainable communities” has as much meaning for rural and tribal communities as it does in urban and suburban areas. Come learn what this term and livability principles mean in a nonmetro context. …

“Sustainable communities” has as much meaning for rural and tribal communities as it does in urban and suburban areas. Come learn what this term and livability principles mean in a nonmetro context. Learn from HUD, USDA, and rural/tribal communities that have planned and implemented effective strategies. Key topics include economic opportunity, transportation, housing, communications, public engagement, and broadband.

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  • 1. Prosperous, Healthy, VibrantRural Regions and Communities NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS Kathy Nothstine December 6, 2012 National Rural Housing Conference
  • 2. About NADO National association for 500+ regional development organizations Develop training and resources to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS support regional development organizations, strengthen local governments and communities, and foster quality economic development
  • 3. Developed land in the U.S. quadrupled between1945 – 2007, twice the rate of populationgrowth over this time.(source: USDA Economic Research Service, 2007)
  • 4. National Population and Land Use Trends Source: EPA
  • 5. Transportation Patterns 2.00 1.80 1.601983 = 1.00 1.40 1.20 1.00 Vehicle Miles Traveled * US Population ** 0.80 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 * Source – US DOT, Traffic Volume Trends, (12 Month Moving Average, April 1983 to April 2008) ** Source – US Census Bureau, Annual Population Estimates
  • 6. Rural Economic Trends
  • 7. MobilePopulation
  • 8. Terminology?SIX LIVABILITY PRINCIPLES vibrant resilient
  • 9. Definitions?Livability means being able totake your kids to school, go towork, see a doctor, drop by thegrocery or post office, go out todinner and a movie, and playwith your kids at the park, allwithout having to get into yourcar. Livability means buildingthe communities that helpAmericans live the lives theywant to live—whether thosecommunities are urban centers,small towns, or rural areas.—Secretary Ray LaHoodU.S. DOT
  • 10. How do weknow when weget there?ASHVILLE NYC
  • 11. There is no one destination! Every community’s needs and solutions will look different.
  • 12. Creating stronger, more resilient, moredynamic regions and communities
  • 13. 1. Building on Assets
  • 14. Mobilize Northern MaineGoal: To evaluate assets and create and retain wealth www.nmdc.org/Development/mobilize_maine
  • 15. 2. Growing Economic Competitiveness
  • 16. East Central IowaGoal: To redevelop underutilized land and create space for new businesses. http://www.ecia.org/
  • 17. 3. Enhancing Quality of Life
  • 18. Lewistown, Pennsylvania Goal: To revitalize downtown by refocusing investmentshttp://www.downtownlewistown.com/
  • 19. 4. Creating Efficiencies
  • 20. Rural-Urban Connections Strategy in Sacramento Goal: To look at region’s growth and sustainability objectives from a rural perspective http://www.sacog.org/rucs/
  • 21. 5. Empowering Communities toDecide Their Futures
  • 22. Mountain Landscapes Initiative (Western NC)Goal: To create guidelines for responsible growth www.mountainlandscapesnc.org
  • 23. ResourcesKathy Nothstine knothstine@nado.orgwww.NADO.orghttp://www.nado.org/tag/vibrant-rural-communities/

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