Infrastructure

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Strategies to Address Rural Flooding

Insights from practitioners in rural places experiencing repeated disasters on what it will take to for rural communities to drive their own solutions.

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What Is Possible When High-Speed Broadband Comes To Town

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

The impact of high-speed broadband in rural America can be transformative, enabling job attraction, innovation hubs, youth tech education, entrepreneurial growth, and improved health outcomes. Learn what’s possible when high-speed internet comes to town from five innovative communities across the US.

Case Study
When Communities Keep Flooding: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study

This short case study has insights and tips on addressing the causes and conditions contributing to flooding in rural places, as well as to envision and build thriving futures of equitable rural prosperity.

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The Equity of Economic Opportunity in Rural America

The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

Research on rural America’s economic opportunity from CORI highlights growing disparities due to the knowledge economy’s focus on urban areas. It emphasizes the need for equitable policy and investment in rural regions to address systemic inequities and enable rural participation in the knowledge economy.

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Understanding Broadband Resilience and Natural Disaster Risk

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)

It’s essential to build resilient broadband systems to withstand natural disasters, but resilience varies by region and type of infrastructure. New research and tools from CORI will help in planning/upgrading broadband infrastructure in disaster-prone areas, ensuring continuity in communication and public safety services.

Research Brief
Regional Clusters and Rural Development

Brookings Institution

Implementation of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge offers an enormous opportunity to advance how regional approaches can benefit — or disadvantage — rural places.

Research Brief
Maximizing New Federal Investments in Broadband for Rural America

Brookings Institution

Congress has appropriated billions of dollars to close the digital divide and ensure universal, reliable, and affordable broadband access across the US, but rural areas are the type of community most likely to encounter challenges to access and adoption. How can smart policy help end the digital divide once and for all?

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Broadband Connection in Rural Communities

ChangeLab Solutions

Improving rural broadband is key to enhancing health, education, and economic equity. It ensures access to health and emergency services and reduces the digital divide that disproportionately affects BIPOC and low-income families. Explore how increasing capital access and flexible policy strategies can advance rural life.

Event
Raising the Roof: Solutions for Rural Homelessness

Rural LISC

Apr. 19th, 2023, 1PM

Everyone deserves a place to call home, yet homelessness is on the rise in many communities across America. In this webinar, experts from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness share approaches for addressing rural homelessness, and a practitioner shares their work to prevent and end homelessness in rural West Virginia.

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Mapping a New Terrain: Call to Action

As new rural outdoor recreation economies take root, we can meet this moment by improving how we do outdoor recreation development to better support rural families, businesses, and workers, create more sustainable and equitable economic systems, and improve local health and wellbeing.

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Pathways to Improved Housing Quality in Rural Places

ChangeLab Solutions

Improving housing quality in rural areas where aging homes are common benefits the communities’ health and economy. Learn how strategies supported by public and private funding, like proactive rental inspections and rehabilitation programs, can address rural challenges.

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A Recipe for a Rural Policy Renaissance

Brookings Institution

In a podcast episode, Brookings Senior Fellow Tony Pipa shares lessons from rural residents about how to effectively support rural communities across America.