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July 2019

Small Town Success

July's issue of Planning zooms in on economic development in rural America. Small communities are focusing on their strengths and finding new ways for growth. Planners are working toward widespread accessibility to broadband. Then, travel to the Netherlands to take tips from the Dutch in creating strong communities.

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Homegrown Success

Without manufacturers and retailers to rely on, many rural areas are looking for a new approach to economic development. Jeffrey Spivak takes a tour of five small towns transforming local perks into prosperity.
 

Office of One

What’s it like to work as a community’s sole planner? Ruth Eckdish Knack hears from some practitioners who wear many hats.

Equal Access Equals Opportunity

Planners have an important role to play when it comes to improving rural broadband access. Eric Frederick reports.
 

7 Great Ideas to Steal from the Dutch

The Netherlands isn’t just an expert in flood prevention; the country has a wealth of other planning expertise on offer. Elaine Robbins shares some of her favorites.
 

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