Guide to CIRD Workshops

CIRD works with a geographic cross section of communities that demonstrate community capacity and strong partnerships, a commitment to diverse participation and engagement of all the demographic groups present in their community, and the potential to achieve actionable results. Each of the communities that has hosted a CIRD workshop has identified design issues of immediate relevance not only to their town, but to other rural communities as well.


Past Workshops

Select workshops are summarized below by former CIRD co-directors Shelley Mastran and Richard Hawks. Additionally, recent workshops up until 2018 are summarized by Project for Public Spaces and the Orton Family Foundation. 
 
The Housing Assistance Council and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP partnered with CIRD in 2019. See here for more information about their Workshops and Learning Cohort Communities.
 

Alabama

  • Nauvoo (1998)

Arizona

  • Casa Grande (1995)
  • Prescott (2000)
  • Prescott (1997)
  • Prescott (1993)

California

Colorado

Delaware

Georgia

Hawaii

Indiana

  • Aurora (2001)
  • New Harmony (1998)

Kansas

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

  • Nashville (1992)

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

  • Flatwoods (2003)

Wisconsin