Creative Placemaking: Economic Develop. for the Next Generation

"Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation" free CIRD webinar has been posted on our webinar page!

From the Blog

  • Creative Placemaking Needs to Happen Now in Small Towns

    March 24, 2017
    Zachary Mannheimer was a featured speaker in the webinar, Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation on March 23, 2017, co-sponsored by the Orton Family Foundation. This is an interview with Zachary about the work he does and what motivates him.
  • Rural housing

    Housing Rural America: Funding Rural Affordable Housing and Community Revitalization

    March 15, 2017
    Affordable housing is critical to building successful rural communities. Unfortunately, for many rural residents access to affordable and reliable housing remains a challenge. This article explores USDA programs that enable the development of affordable housing, and provides key case studies that showcase the implementation of new housing development.
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Established in 1991, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design has convened more than 60 workshops in all regions of the country, empowering residents to leverage local assets for the future in order to build better places to live, work, and play.

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CIRD supports host communities before and after their workshops via informational conference calls and webinars that cover critical topics in community engagement, rural design, partnership development, and workshop planning.