Prosperous, Healthy, VibrantRural Regions and Communities                                                  NATIONAL ASSOCI...
About NADO National association for 500+ regional  development organizations Develop training and resources to          ...
Developed land in the U.S. quadrupled between1945 – 2007, twice the rate of populationgrowth over this time.(source: USDA ...
National Population and Land Use Trends                                      Source: EPA
Transportation Patterns              2.00              1.80              1.601983 = 1.00              1.40              1....
Rural Economic Trends
MobilePopulation
Terminology?SIX LIVABILITY PRINCIPLES                            vibrant                            resilient
Definitions?Livability means being able totake your kids to school, go towork, see a doctor, drop by thegrocery or post of...
How do weknow when weget there?ASHVILLE       NYC
There is no one destination!                  Every community’s needs and                  solutions will look different.
Creating stronger, more resilient, moredynamic regions and communities
1. Building on Assets
Mobilize Northern MaineGoal: To evaluate assets and create and retain wealth                      www.nmdc.org/Development...
2. Growing Economic Competitiveness
East Central IowaGoal: To redevelop underutilized land and create space for new   businesses.                             ...
3. Enhancing Quality of Life
Lewistown, Pennsylvania  Goal: To revitalize downtown by refocusing investmentshttp://www.downtownlewistown.com/
4. Creating Efficiencies
Rural-Urban Connections Strategy in Sacramento Goal: To look at region’s growth and sustainability objectives    from a ru...
5. Empowering Communities toDecide Their Futures
Mountain Landscapes Initiative (Western NC)Goal: To create guidelines for responsible growth                              ...
ResourcesKathy Nothstine knothstine@nado.orgwww.NADO.orghttp://www.nado.org/tag/vibrant-rural-communities/
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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. 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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D4 sustainable communities knothstine

  1. 1. Prosperous, Healthy, VibrantRural Regions and Communities NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS Kathy Nothstine December 6, 2012 National Rural Housing Conference
  2. 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. 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. 4. National Population and Land Use Trends Source: EPA
  5. 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. 6. Rural Economic Trends
  7. 7. MobilePopulation
  8. 8. Terminology?SIX LIVABILITY PRINCIPLES vibrant resilient
  9. 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. 10. How do weknow when weget there?ASHVILLE NYC
  11. 11. There is no one destination! Every community’s needs and solutions will look different.
  12. 12. Creating stronger, more resilient, moredynamic regions and communities
  13. 13. 1. Building on Assets
  14. 14. Mobilize Northern MaineGoal: To evaluate assets and create and retain wealth www.nmdc.org/Development/mobilize_maine
  15. 15. 2. Growing Economic Competitiveness
  16. 16. East Central IowaGoal: To redevelop underutilized land and create space for new businesses. http://www.ecia.org/
  17. 17. 3. Enhancing Quality of Life
  18. 18. Lewistown, Pennsylvania Goal: To revitalize downtown by refocusing investmentshttp://www.downtownlewistown.com/
  19. 19. 4. Creating Efficiencies
  20. 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. 21. 5. Empowering Communities toDecide Their Futures
  22. 22. Mountain Landscapes Initiative (Western NC)Goal: To create guidelines for responsible growth www.mountainlandscapesnc.org
  23. 23. ResourcesKathy Nothstine knothstine@nado.orgwww.NADO.orghttp://www.nado.org/tag/vibrant-rural-communities/

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