- Identify key challenges facing small, rural jurisdictions as traditional economic drivers become obsolete and force new thinking about the future
- Apply community engagement and mobilization strategies—both tangible and intangible—that can be applied to transition efforts successfully in small jurisdictions
- Explore how lessons learned can inform application of principles to small towns
- Identify different tools to build and maintain momentum for economic transitions
To learn more about the communities in this session, visit the Communities By Design YouTube channel:
The 21st century is an era of ongoing and dramatic change, with communities facing multiple acute stresses at a time. While adapting to the negative consequences of climate change, many communities are simultaneously grappling with deep systemic inequities and difficult economic conditions.
Throughout this live series, hosted by the AIA Center for Communities by Design (CxD), participants will gain real world insights into many of the challenges our communities are facing and the innovative approaches that have been applied across the country to address them. Speakers will highlight how architects, civic leaders, and other professionals can leverage tools and strategies to ease the burden of these transitions. View the series page here.