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Thursday, September 24 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
New Ruralism: Making It on Main Street

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What’s New Ruralism? It’s reimagining rural Main Streets to be more than structures, but alive with the hum of community answering the needs of it residents. From Arts Collaboratives to Food Hubs to Community Centers locally driven programs are drawing in community, creating hubs and enriching rural regions.

Join the New Ruralism Project on a virtual success tour of case studies. Start in Alaska for a story of spirit as locals take control of their food system to reduce costs and provide environmental and social sustainability; travel on to New York to learn how to turn an empty building into a thriving Community Center; go south to Alabama to learn lessons from an old auto dealership’s transformation into a cultural arts hub for the community and so much more. Leave inspired with case studies and references to provide guidance to create your own success story.

New Ruralism is a project of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) with support from APA and its Small Town and Rural Planning Division.

Speakers
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Jennifer Whittaker

Research Associate, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jennifer Whittaker is a Research Associate at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. For the past year, she has been guiding the research efforts of the New Ruralism project.Prior to moving to... Read More →
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Jo Anne Carr

Director of Planning & Economic Development, Town of Jaffrey
Jo Anne is currently Director of Planning & Economic Development for the Town of Jaffrey, NH (pop. 5297), providing technical assistance to the community in developing solutions for the long-term sustainability of the town’s environment and economy. She has nearly 30 years of experience... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:45pm EDT
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