On April 9-11, 2015, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ convened a two-and-a half-day workshop in Franklin, New Hampshire, entitled, “Franklin for a Lifetime.”
The workshop was hosted by the city of Franklin in partnership with University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Community and Economic Development Program (UNHCE CED) and Plan New Hampshire.
The goal of the workshop was to explore how communities across the state of New Hampshire can begin to plan for their aging populations through economic development, innovative housing options, planning and community design.
The workshop also featured a post- workshop city council meeting with a presentation by Mayor of Perry, New York, and Rick Hauser. Overall, the two-and half-day event featured over one hundred participants.
Read our blog about the workshop here.
Read our workshop notebook here.
Learn more about what Franklin has accomplished since our workshop by reading our blog, "Franklin, NH: Going Strong, One Year after a CIRD Community Workshop."