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.
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.
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.
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.
December 8, 2014
Communities of any size can create celebrated public spaces. Jillian Sutherland of the Sonoran Institute explains what she saw during a recent Smart Growth Tour put on by the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, where she got to explore some of Colorado’s Front Range communities that have made major investments to become more walkable and livable.