Angela Moreno-Long


  • Tips for More Nimble and Inclusive Rural Design

    May 7, 2015

    We 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.

  • Start Dreaming, Houston!

    March 31, 2015

    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.

  • Four Alliances Demonstrate That Urban + Rural = A Powerful Combination

    March 10, 2015

    Urban and rural communities are increasingly acknowledging areas of interdependence and common interests. Here are four examples of partnerships capitalizing on the unique assets of both rural and urban places to infuse creative energy into community development. 

  • Designing for an Economy of Neighborliness

    February 6, 2015

    The unique culture of Oregon County, MO played an integral role throughout their workshop, which was dedicated to creating a vision for the Co-Op’s expansion into a vacant building-- from a presentation of the Ozarks’ vernacular architecture that kicked off the workshop, to the live folk and country music that ended each day of great work— to the designing itself.  

  • Placemaking Main Street into a Destination Downtown

    January 6, 2015

    As many of our readers know, the decline of Main Streets is not just an urban or suburban phenomenon, but one that confronts rural communities across America as well. In this blog, Gary Toth and Fred Kent from Project for Public Spaces describe how Placemaking provides a powerful set of tools and strategies for improving Main Streets.