Applications now open for our design program—rural communities under 50,000 are eligible to apply! Click here to view the Request for Applications due March 12.
From the Blog
Creating a 'Look Book' for Main Street in the Shadows of Katahdin: CIRD Workshop in Millinocket, MaineNovember 30, 2020Learn about how the forestry and recreational character of a region influenced CIRD's design team in our September 2020 Workshop. This event was supported by Our Katahdin, the Town Council, multiple regional non-profits, and the Main Street business owners that sought to envision a better future for their town.
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.
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.