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Rural Placemaking

What is Rural Placemaking?

Placemaking is a collaborative engagement process that helps leaders from rural communities create quality places where people will want to live, work, visit and learn. By bringing together partners from public, private, philanthropic, community, and technology sectors, placemaking is a wrap-around approach to community and economic development that incorporates creativity, infrastructure initiatives, and vibrant public spaces.

What is the Rural America Placemaking Toolkit? 

The Rural America Placemaking Toolkit is a dynamic, interactive, media-focused website that provides education, resources, activities, and tools on rural placemaking. This website will link information seekers with technical assistance providers, funders, and how-to guides on implementing placemaking in their own communities. 

Placemaking Events and Resources

 Quarterly Placemaking Webinars

Annual Placemaking Conferences

What is the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge?

The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) provides planning support, technical assistance, and training to encourage placemaking activities in rural communities. Funds can be used to help build capacity for broadband access, preserve cultural and historic structures, and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces.

Learn more by visiting Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge | Rural Development