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.

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Resource Team

CIRD workshops include participation by a resource team of design and community development professionals whose expertise matches the specific design issues or challenges of the community. CIRD covers the travel expenses and honoraria for up to four resource team members per workshop. 

CIRD maintains a network of nationally recognized professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, community and regional planning, historic preservation, creative placemaking, and other design fields who may be available to participate in the workshop. We will work with each host community to identify the most appropriate resource team members for a workshop, drawing upon local and regional leaders whenever possible in combination with national subject matter specialists. Host communities are welcomed to suggest additional resource team members.