Citizen's Institute on Rural Design
October 13, 2020
“What the Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is trying to do is trying to listen to the voices of our ancestors and bring this church back to a meaningful life. We need a space here in Athens where Black people can congregate again, where they can hear their voices ring again”- Ada Woodson Adams, Mt. Zion Preservation Society Vice President, 2020
September 10, 2019
After receiving over 80 deserving applications, we have identified 23 awardees and three workshop locations for the 2019 Citizens' Institue on Rural Design initiative.
May 22, 2019
After much anticipation, we are pleased to open another opportunity to be a part of a CIRD, a national initiative around rural design and creative placemaking.
March 29, 2019
CIRD communities offer a plethora of helpful hints and creative ideas for hosting community-wide events that address diverse rural design issues.
When Main Street is a State Highway: Building Community through Transportation in Valentine, NebraskaJanuary 1, 2019
Highway 83 runs from North Texas straight through to North Dakota. Valentine, Nebraska sits somewhere in the upper middle, the closest neighbor the Rosebud Lakota Sioux reservation, where Highway 83 morphs into Main Street. Valentine is lucky: the looming façade to façade reconstruction of Main Street - is a cause for celebration.