Creative Placemaking: Economic Develop. for the Next Generation

"Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation" free CIRD webinar has been posted on our webinar page!

From the Blog

  • Taking Action in Limon!

    April 24, 2017
    The Town of Limon (population 2,000) hosted their Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) workshop February 27 to March 1, 2017. The CIRD capacity building workshop successfully engaged local residents, convened partners and funders early on in the visioning process, and used the initial excitement created by the workshop to take immediate short term action that can leverage longer term projects and funding.
  • Creative Placemaking Needs to Happen Now in Small Towns

    March 24, 2017
    Zachary Mannheimer was a featured speaker in the webinar, Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation on March 23, 2017, co-sponsored by the Orton Family Foundation. This is an interview with Zachary about the work he does and what motivates him.
Map showing locations of CIRD Workshops
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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.