Chapter 7
Background Readings 

Three essential subscriptions:

(1) Scientific American  A monthly science journal covering the leading topics of our time: anthropology, artificial intelligence, astronomy, genetics, solar energy, and quantum math. https://www.scientificamerican.com 

(2) The Wall Street Journal  A Monday through Saturday newspaper covering the business world as it impacts our daily lives. https://www.wsj.com

(3) The World Economic Forum  The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural, and other society leaders to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. It is independent, impartial, and not tied to any special interests.. Sign-up for the email notices. https://www.weforum.org

Articles

Hassenzahl, David (2021, May 8). Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change. National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Retrieved from #1 https://cleanet.org/trace/projects/creating_learning_community_so.html

Retrieved from #2

http://www.CamelClimateChange.org

Makridis, Christos A. (2020, February 27). Don’t fear a ‘robot apocalypse’ – tomorrow’s digital jobs will be more satisfying and higher-paid. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/dont-fear-a-robot-apocalypse-tomorrows-digital-jobs-will-be-more-satisfying-and-higher-paid-132075

 

Mattila, Anna (2021, May 7). Taste alone won’t persuade Americans to swap out animal meat for plant-based burgers. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/taste-alone-wont-persuade-americans-to-swap-out-beef-for-plant-based-burgers-158682

 

Schumacher, Russ and Bolinger, Becky (2021, May 7). Warming is clearly visible in new US ‘climate normal’ datasets.  The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/warming-is-clearly-visible-in-new-us-climate-normal-datasets-159684

Websites

2019 Town Survey

https://www.arlingtonma.gov/home/showdocument?id=47273

3 Lessons from a Very Small Town

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/1/22/3-lessons-for-building-a-great-community-from-a-very-small-town

Agricultural & Resource Economics (multiple lists of resources) 

https://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Agricultural_%26_Resource_Economics

 

City of Faribault Vision 2040

https://www.ci.faribault.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1553/Community-Vision-2040

 

Climate Change and Human Health in Montana

http://www.emountainworks.com/docs/2021_C2H2inMT_final.pdf

 

Community Visioning

https://conservationtools.org/guides/51-community-visioning

 

Helena College, University of Montana  (2021, May 11) Introduction to Artificial Intelligence https://www.ed2go.com/hc/online-courses/introduction-to-artificial-intelligence/

Montana Climate Assessment

https://montanaclimate.org

 

Montana Dept of Environmental Quality, DEQ (1921). Solar Energy in Montana Retrieved May 11, 2021, from http://deq.mt.gov/Energy/renewableenergy/solar.

Montana Institute on Ecosystems

https://montanaioe.org

Montana PBS 

Artificial Intelligence Crash Course https://watch.montanapbs.org/show/crash-course-artificial-intelligence/episodes/season/1/

One minute guide to economic development for rural small towns

https://www.globenet.org/archives/web/2006/www.globenet.org/horizon-local/perso/guiderur.html

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) 

   PPS is a source for multiple articles on local community visioning, planning, and follow-through of community development. Below are a few links, beginning with the home site for PPS.

   https://www.pps.org

   

A sample of PPS links:

   (a) Small-Town Secrets: Five Ideas for Rural            Design

   https://www.pps.org/article/small-town-cird-rural-design-greatest-hits

 

  (b) Citizens' Institute on Rural Design

   https://www.pps.org/projects/citizens-institute-on-rural-design

 

   (c) Our Top 10 Articles of 2020

   https://www.pps.org/article/our-top-10-articles-of-2020

 

   (d) Our Top 10 Articles of 2019

   https://www.pps.org/article/our-top-10-articles-of-2019

Research Project Guidelines

http://westlakek12ohus.finalsite.com/uploaded/Resources/Project_Guidelines.pdf

 

Richlands Community Vision Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7JFVTC

 

Smart Growth in Small Rural Towns

https://www.pps.org/article/small-town-cird-rural-design-greatest-hits

 

South Wood County Vision Survey 

https://incouragecf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Community-Survey-Report-Full-April-2012.pdf

 

Temple Planning Board Survey

https://www.templenh.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif5071/f/file/file/templepb-vision-survey_010418_2.pdf

 

University of Montana Climate Office

https://climate.umt.edu

 

University of Montana Rural Institute

http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu

 

USDA Rural Development 

https://www.rd.usda.gov

 

USDA Rural Development Grants in Montana

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/mt