Angela Moreno-Long


  • Top Five Lessons We Learned About Rural Design in 2014-2015

    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

  • One Stop Shop for 2016-2017 CIRD Request for Proposals

    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. 

  • Putting Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper into Action in Hallam and Bennet, Nebraska

    December 21, 2015

    On March 19 - 21, 2015, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD), in partnership with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department convened the Lancaster County workshop, entitled, “My Town, Lancaster County.” The convening featured twelve incorporated towns and villages of Lancaster County. The workshop build momentum in the community for implementing a series of Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) projects in Hallam, NE (pop. 218) and Bennet, NE (pop. 814.).

  • The White House Convening on Rural Placemaking

    December 1, 2015

    On November 17, 2015, the White House Rural Council in partnership with Project for Public Spaces and the National Main Street Center, hosted The White House Convening on Rural Placemaking. The convening brought together federal, state and local public sector officials, national non-profit organizations, foundations, and individuals to discuss how federal, state, and philanthropic entities can support and leverage the power of placemaking.

  • Practical Ways to Foster More Inclusive Community Planning and Design

    November 30, 2015

    This post specifies practical ways to engage groups who are typically underrepresented in community efforts.