Plus: Economic Development Solutions for Rural Places
April 19, 2023
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Lessons From Rural Places
Despite the difference in location and size, rural communities are united by a strong connection to place, a history of leveraging assets for the good of the community, and a desire to maximize residents’ health and well-being. AARP Rural Lab brings communities together to share local strategies and solutions.
Economic Development Solutions for Rural Places
Rural communities face both unique obstacles and unique advantages when it comes to economic development. Some of the challenges include the exodus of young people, industry downturns and the struggle to keep downtowns vital and welcoming. Solutions are as different as the communities. Here’s a look at solutions in Maine, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Livability News & Notes
Camping in Someone Else’s Yard
— A Colorado county now permits landowners to generate income as hosts of short-term campsite rentals on their unused property.
National Association of Counties
‘Smart’ vs. ‘Vulnerable’ Senior Towns
— Researchers are looking to small towns in Iowa to understand how some support aging in place better than others. “Smart senior towns” (defined as places where older adults can live on their own “safely, independently and comfortably”) are, say the authors, a good development strategy.
Iowa State University
Rural Funding and Opportunities
— Check out summaries of the latest and ongoing grants for rural communities.
Rural Health Information Hub
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