We got a taste of Houston, Mississippi's creativity and energy during their Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ workshop, which explored how to transform the trailhead of the Tanglefoot Trail into a great community public space, and how to create a stronger connection between the trail and Houston’s downtown.
From the Blog
May 12, 2015Does it feel like every time you walk downtown one more storefront is vacant? Combating the downward momentum of vacancy and neglect is no easy feat. Here are eleven ideas that can help you spur investment to revitalize your downtown.
May 7, 2015We spoke to Maria Sykes, a citizen architect and the co-founder of the public interest design firm Epicenter, to learn more about what it takes for rural projects to become successful.
Established in 1991, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ has convened more than 60 workshops in all regions of the country, empowering residents to leverage local assets for the future in order to build better places to live, work, and play.
CIRD supports host communities before and after their workshops via informational conference calls and webinars that cover critical topics in community engagement, rural design, partnership development, and workshop planning.