Angela Moreno-Long


  • Inclusive Communities: Where We’re All Welcome

    June 20, 2014

    Here are four strategies from cities and towns committed to inclusivity—offering opportunities for people from all backgrounds to participate fully in building and improving their community.

  • Community Driven Change: CIRD & Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme

    June 2, 2014

    The National Solidarity Programme has vastly improved Afghanistan's rural infrastructure and communities by giving Afghan citizens an active role in government to "identify, plan, manage, and monitor their own development projects" -- demonstrating the power of community-driven change.

  • Connecticut to California: Proposals in Review

    May 27, 2014

    The Program Staff of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ is pleased to announce the receipt of 48 applications for our 2014-15 rural design workshops! The applications came from a remarkable range of communities across 26 states, ranging from a town with a population of 414 in Indiana, to a region comprised of 17 provinces in Idaho- each with unique histories, cultures, assets and identities, yet facing challenges that are pertinent to rural communities across America.

  • What’s in a Name? The Power of Community Branding

    May 1, 2014

    On May 8, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow & Associates will join CommunityMatters® and the Citizen’s Institute on Rural Design™ for an hour-long webinar on community branding. Ben will share his experience in working with small towns and rural places to create a strong brand that supports community and economic development outcomes.

  • One Stop Shop for the 2014 CIRD Request for Proposals!

    May 1, 2014

    The deadline for the 2014-2015 CIRD workshop program is quickly approaching.  While we know the application process is an exciting time for solidifying partnerships and dreaming big, there are a lot of pieces to manage. 

    To help prospective applicants in the final weeks of the process, we’re putting the top resources for applying at your fingertips.  Here is the 2014 CIRD “one stop shop” for your application needs.