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Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities
May 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
The vitality of rural communities has become a focus of national debate as policymakers and stakeholders pursue strategies to create more jobs in rural areas. The success of these efforts will depend upon political will, capacity building and workforce development.
In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Kendra Briechle of the Conservation Fund will explore how rural communities are fostering smart growth by investing in their downtowns, expanding transportation choices, creating economic opportunities and protecting the cultural and natural resources of rural landscapes. The Conservation Fund partners with communities nationwide to complete livability assessments and apply a range of tools to help enhance their quality of life. This webinar will explain these approaches and highlight success stories in rural Colorado, Michigan, Oregon and South Carolina.