December 2, 2020, 7am PST
Rural areas have been attracting a lot attention for news sources traditionally devoted to urban news and information. A new report from the Brookings Institution is the latest example.
November 18, 2020, 10am PST
In rural Alabama, a long history of racial inequality and poverty has left people struggling to survive in uninhabitable housing.
November 16, 2020, 11am PST
The effort to debunk common myths about rural America in academia and the news media continues.
October 26, 2020, 10am PDT
As the coronavirus outbreak surges across the country, many rural communities are now seeing an unprecedented spike in infections and hospitalizations.
October 22, 2020, 10am PDT
"Lessons in New Ruralism" shares 20 case studies of prosperous rural communities from across the United States.
Maine Association of Planners
July 27, 2020, 10am PDT
A second county in the Rio Grande Valley has issued an unenforceable stay-at-home order to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. Its one overwhelmed hospital will implement a triage system to determine which patients to treat and whom to reject.
May 19, 2020, 9am PDT
An in-depth look at the lessons one housing organization learned after receiving a multimillion grant to integrate arts and culture strategies in its work. Has the organization changed the way it operates?
April 7, 2020, 11am PDT
Just as the original New Deal was in large part designed to address the dire challenges rural America faced in the 1930s, today's rural community economic development practitioners can learn from the Green New Deal.
November 25, 2019, 6am PST
The Pew Research Center digs into a question of definitions, fraught with exceptions and subjectivity.
Decoded - Pew Research Center
September 20, 2018, 8am PDT
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
April 12, 2018, 10am PDT
Mariana Ordóñez Grajales and Onnis Luque are fighting to preserve their country's vernacular architecture.
The Architectural League of New York
June 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Wisconsin provides a case study in the varied methods for defining rural, and why that matters. "Rural is not simple to define, perhaps because the real question is rural for what purpose?"
July 29, 2014, 5am PDT
The kicker in a recent article about the current realities of forest fires—and the cost of fighting them—in the United States: The federal government spends 624 percent more on fires than it did 20 years ago.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 26, 2014, 8am PST
“Robbing Peter to pay Paul” and “thumb in the dike” describe the way the federal government has been funding the cost of fighting the nation’s wildfires. President Obama’s new budget proposal could change the current arrangement.
September 21, 2013, 9am PDT
San Luis Obispo County, along California's Central Coast, is at a crossroads. Will it go the way of Orange County and succumb to development pressures or will it follow Napa and Ventura Counties and protect its rural lands from exurban sprawl.
May 3, 2013, 6am PDT
On 50th anniversary of the Jetsons, Hazel Borys celebrates city planning that isn't pie in the sky, but instead lets us cast a shadow.
September 16, 2012, 7am PDT
A new study to be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Rural Health finds evidence that rural Americans are more likely to be overweight than their urban cohorts, reports Mary MacVean.
August 7, 2012, 10am PDT
Katharine Seelye writes on the clash between business interests and residents of rural Maine, where a proposed private toll road has revealed a difference in values.
August 31, 2011, 8am PDT
As millions of rural poor move into Chinese cities, the country's legal residency system is making life difficult for the illegal rural migrants.
March 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
Census data shows that Lacrosse, WA (pop. 315) and other small, rural towns are getting smaller. Some blame the Conservation Reserve Program. But Lacrosse and many others aren't going quietly - they're fighting to hang on.