National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development

Many public policy issues extend beyond municipal boundaries, necessitating regional approaches to community and economic development in both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Transportation, water treatment, information technology, and environmental issues are prime examples. Planning and decision-making at the regional level, however important, often encounter problems due to issues such as conflicting interests of participating governments and the distances covered. Nevertheless, effective regional planning is needed to promote local assets.  View PDF