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”?

Photo by Janek B via Creative Commons I read a recent column that suggested getting rid of the word “suburb.”...

Urban Over Here, Loss of Rural Freedom Over There

Photo of downtown Staunton, Virginia, by Dougstone cia Creative Commons On the national level, the Tea Party has been viewed by...

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...