September 30, 2014
This past July we sent out a request for stories of rural communities fighting the decline of their main streets and town centers. Berwick, Maine told us their story of their town's revival, and how they incorporated different strategies, including community-wide engagement and visioning in the wake of the closing of their leather tannery, and the vacant site it left behind.
September 9, 2014
Good design impacts tourism, jobs, property values and quality of life. What can we do to bring good design to small towns and rural communities? Here are a few inspiring examples.
August 13, 2014
Now more than ever, creative professionals are turning their attention to community development. While this trend toward good design is exciting, it’s harder to find in rural community development. Here are a few ideas from the forefront of rural design.
August 8, 2014
Last November, Live Oak, FL hosted a CIRD workshop on how to rebuild their downtown. Eight months later, we are so impressed with how much the town has already improved, and has turned the guidance and ideas from the workshop into major strides towards revitalization.
July 18, 2014
Communities from Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Hampshire to Host Rural Design Workshops.