Tag Archives: Regional Planning

National Regional Transportation Conference

​This annual conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience. Learn more and register... Read more

Strengthening Economies in the West: A Regional Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities

Join the National Association of Counties and the NADO Research Foundation in Denver, Colorado for Strengthening Economies in the West, a free forum designed for coal-reliant counties and regions in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. This conference will bring together stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors for an educational and interactive gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification. Prepare for a mix of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions covering... Read more

Better Planning Through Better Data: A Closer Look at the StatsAmerica Innovation Index 2.0

​Join the NADO Research Foundation and the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) for a free webinar that will take a closer look at the Innovation Index 2.0, a new web index from StatsAmerica funded with support from the US Economic Development Administration. The Innovation Index 2.0 is a free web resource that can give economic development practitioners and regional leaders the ability to assess their region’s economic strengths and challenges and also provide valuable data that can utilized when writing... Read more

Regional Collaboration for Resilience: How to Build Effective, Sustainable, Cross-Jurisdictional Climate Collaboratives

Participants in this webinar will learn how communities can collaborate at the regional scale to successfully advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration among municipal, county, and regional administrators; emergency managers; planners; public works personnel; leaders of business, community-based, health, education, and philanthropic institutions; and other stakeholders can successfully strengthen resilience and avoid maladaptive responses. Register now... Read more

Advancing Collaborative Planning: Summary of a National Focus Group on Transportation and Economic Development

The NADO Research Foundation held a focus group on the link between transportation and economic development, and how state departments of transportation and regional planning and development organizations can work together to better plan for those issues in an integrated way. This new report explores how the participants’ definition of economic development can be applied in transportation planning, and documents the themes of the focus group discussion, including economic development impacts, resilience, and state department of transportation (DOT) and regional... Read more

National Regional Transportation Conference, June 13-15

This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. Session content will focus on regional planning topics for rural and small metro regions across the U.S. June 13-15 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Learn more and register... Read more

Partnering for Strong Economies: Regional Councils and Walkable Communities, May 5

Join America Walks and the National Association of Regional Councils for a webinar examining how federal transportation funding is allocated through Regional Councils and how to access it for projects that promote walkable communities including complete streets, safety efforts and placemaking. May 5th at 2 p.m. EST. Register now... Read more

Putting Places First: Targeting Infrastructure Improvements to Spur Investment in Priority Development Areas

​This report from the Center for Neighborhood Technology reveals that the Chicago region is funding transportation projects that aren’t aligned with—and sometimes are completely opposed to—the framework outlined in GO TO 2040, the region’s 2010 land use plan. The report recommends overhauling the funding system and aligning it with the framework known as Priority Development Areas (PDAs), a commitment across regional governments to invest in transportation, housing and economic development programs together and in the same places to spark infill... Read more

Webinar: Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches, Dec. 3

The NADO Research Foundation’s new report, Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches, summarizes the rapidly-growing body of research on resilience, describing the main ideas that are driving policy and practice across the country and examining current thinking on regional and economic resilience. NADO RF also developed a companion online resource guide which includes examples of planning for resilience, a primer on the federal policy framework which determines priorities for funding resilience initiatives, and a description... Read more
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