From the Blog
CIRD Learning Cohort Community Spotlight: Transforming a Former Jail into a Bright Future for McComb, MSDecember 11, 2019Meet Calvin Phelps, a CIRD cohort community leader who is renovating a former community jail into an arts-centered space. By preserving the jail, the soon-to-be Pike School of Art will give new life to the community’s rich culture and history.
October 29, 2019A CIRD Learning Cohort Summit participant returns to her youthful stomping grounds ready to learn about rural design. What did she find out?
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.