Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ Announces 2016-2017 Awards

Washington, DC— The Citizens' Institute on Rural DesignTM (CIRD) is pleased to announce that six organizations have been selected to host rural design workshops for the 2016-2017 program year.

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Map showing locations of CIRD Workshops
Where We Work

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.

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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.