Rural Areas

New Ruralism is about rural communities finding new and sustainable approaches to create economic opportunities, provide livable-wage jobs, improve access to local foods, and offer better aging-in-place options.
Dec 3, 2015   Maine Association of Planners Front Page
Jackson, New York and several other small upstate towns have entered the immigration wars by passing a law requiring all official town business to be conducted in English.
May 14, 2010   New York Times
Silos and smokestacks are the way of the past for rural area development, according to economist Mark Drabenstott who offers a new idea for bringing economic activity to rural places.
Apr 19, 2010   The Daily Yonder
Scholars from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad discuss how to remake the country's urban areas into sources of economic prosperity.
Mar 30, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
At Census time, America's prisoners have typically been counted as residents of the places they are imprisoned. But with nearly 1% of the U.S. population behind bars, where they're counted is counting more to the urban areas they came from.
Mar 15, 2010   Citiwire
<em>The New York Times</em> reviews a new book about driving in China, and how the vastly expanding roadways are changing the Chinese way of life from the farms to the cities.
Feb 25, 2010   The New York Times
A new report from the USDA says that baby boomers will be flooding out of metropolitan areas and into the countryside over the next ten years.
Oct 6, 2009   The Oregonian
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
Oct 3, 2009   The Daily Yonder
Suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, according to a new study. Compared to urban areas, rural men are committing suicide 54% more often.
Sep 28, 2009   The Daily Yonder
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
Sep 24, 2009   The Chronicle for Higher Education
The application period has opened for federal stimulus grants to fund broadband Internet access projects in underserved areas. The response has been overwhelming.
Aug 31, 2009   USA Today