Rural Planning

Dollar stores were already a presence in rural communities, but recession has caused dollar chains to ramp up development to keep pace with the public's growing need to stretch their paychecks. Urban communities aren't immune from chain creep either.
Jan 31, 2013   Rooflines
What do we lose when we narrowly associate planning with an 'urban' or 'city' context? The ability to effectively plan for rural, transitional, regional, and even urban areas, says Ruth Miller.
Nov 1, 2012   Colab Radio
Lee Epstein and Kaid Benfield pen a post on the importance of working rural landscapes to the sustainability agenda, which seems to be increasingly overlooked by smart growth advocates.
Mar 5, 2012   Switchboard
A Kansas City design team hopes its model for a prefabricated village can bring "simple, high-quality vernacular architecture" to the country's rural communities.
Dec 21, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Gary Toth and Hannah Twaddell untangle the complexity of planning for rural communities.
May 19, 2010   Blueprint America
In Starksboro, Vermont, planners are using storytelling and community art projects to get at the heart of what matters to residents.
Nov 9, 2009   Burlington Free Press
Prison construction is flourishing under the assumption that it boosts rural economies, but as Eric Lotke points out, investing in other types of building would yield greater returns to society.
Dec 14, 2008   Campaign for America's Future
<p>Both farmers and the rural poor are hurting because gas prices are not only higher in Canada's rural areas, but the distances required to obtain food and other necessities are so great.</p>
Jun 3, 2008   The Globe and Mail
<p>Gina Olszowski's first book focuses on the personal stories of rural residents impacted by sprawl.</p>
May 30, 2008   The Beacon News
<p>Ham Lake, Minnesota, residents are torn over the best way to preserve the rural character of their St. Paul suburb.</p>
May 26, 2008   Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul