April 28, 2016
Last month, Art of the Rural and the Rural Policy Research Institute launched the Next Generation digital Learning Commons, designed to inspire deeper collaboration and learning exchange around the nation. The site addresses two of the major challenges facing rural practitioners – geographic distance and access to information and networks – and establishes a digital intermediary through which deeper collaboration can develop within and beyond Next Generation.
March 29, 2016Communities from Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, New York, and Washington to host rural design workshops
February 22, 2016
Rural has a future. Small towns have long-standing relevance in growing food, raising livestock, processing foods, producing natural resources and protecting the environment. That relevance is never going to go away as long as we need food, utilize natural resources and care about our environment.
January 28, 2016
The 2014-2015 workshop year was a successful one for the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD). In Franklin, New Hampshire; Lancaster County, Nebraska; Houston, Mississippi; and Alton, Missouri CIRD arrived to find communities buzzing with the desire to develop actionable plans to tackle their design challenges. Here are the top five lessons we took away from our 2014-2015 communities
December 21, 2015
We are weeks away from the 2016-2017 CIRD workshop program deadline. We look forward to receiving your proposals, and in the interim would like to offer our assistance as you gather your materials for submission.