Tag: rural development

How a Dozen Organizations Are Fighting Persistent Poverty Together

A national coalition of development financial institutions, CDCs, and financial intermediaries have banded together with local leaders who live in communities where more than 20 percent of the population has lived in poverty for more than 30 years.

3 Reasons We’re Not Reaching Rural Communities

Rural communities are being ignored. Again. As discussion of the federal sequester and fights over funding dominate the news channels as well as policy discussions,...

Preserving History with Neighborhood Character

Driving through Virginia's Hanover County the other day, I was struck by how much history has imprinted itself on the landscape. I drove by...

The End of the Rural “Suburb”?

I read a recent column that suggested getting rid of the word “suburb.” While there’s still a distinction between the central city and the...

Urban Over Here, Loss of Rural Freedom Over There

On the national level, the Tea Party has been viewed by some as a conservative movement concerned with rolling back changes over the past few decades for...

At the Crossroads

On a map of the rural county where I live, there are many place names that identify crossroads, significant in that many cars pass...

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