Modern Rural Renewal



Although only about twenty percent of Americans live in rural communities, the health of these communities is vital to the health of the nation. The Obama administration recently laid out a revitalization plan to modernize rural areas while preserving their ecology. In this hour of All Sides, we’ll discuss the makings of a vital rural community, and what it takes to preserve this way of life.


  • Dewey Thorbeck, Director, Center for Rural Design, University of Minnesota
  • Howard Sacks, Director of Kenyon College’s Rural Life Center
  • Jeff Sharp, Professor at OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center


Rural By Design Conference

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