Citizen's Institute on Rural Design
January 21, 2014
We have had a whirlwind of a year at CIRD! We held four fantastic workshops that were catalytic events for each of the host communities, launched the rural-design.org website with an extensive set of Resources for Rural Communities, and held four informative and inspiring capacity building conference calls with our partners at the Orton Family Foundation and Community Matters.
September 3, 2013
After a lively discussion with Placemaking expert Ed McMahon about the Secrets of Successful Communities, participants shared their lingering questions. This post contains Ed's responses and insights.
June 12, 2013
The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design has announced four organizations selected to host design workshops in rural communities in Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Texas.
June 6, 2013
The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) will be co-hosting three monthly capacity-building conference calls over the course of the summer. Part of the ongoing CommunityMatters conference call series, these calls are designed to help any community working on a design or planning project get the skills they need to succeed, as well as the inspiration to get started.
March 21, 2013
Rural design involves the planning and manipulation of the environment for the betterment of the community. Design is a process that involves brainstorming ideas, developing plans and proposed designs, and implementation of a project.