From the Blog
October 13, 2020Over the summer of 2020, CIRD worked remotely with Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society to support the preservation, rehabilitation, and adaption of the historic church building into a hub for social, cultural, and economic opportunity for members of the black community in Athens, OH.
May 28, 2020Partners of Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) across rural America wanted an opportunity to hear from their peers at the intersection of rural planning, design, and ultimately, resilience. The “CIRD in the Time of COVID” webinar sought to provide that very opportunity.
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.
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.