USDA Rural Development Placemaking Conference

Date: April 29, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting a virtual Rural Development Placemaking Conference on May 23-24, 2022.

Placemaking is a collaborative engagement process that helps leaders from rural communities create quality places where people will want to live, work, visit and learn. By bringing together partners from public, private, philanthropic, community, and technology sectors, placemaking is a wrap-around approach to community and economic development that incorporates creativity, infrastructure initiatives, and vibrant public spaces. This conference will highlight the unique opportunities and challenges that rural communities face in placemaking. Participants in this event will learn from leaders in placemaking, arts and design practitioners, and teams of residents and elected officials from rural communities to shine the spotlight on successful placemaking strategies. Conference attendees will participate in online breakout sessions that will highlight topics such as: Initiating Place, Public Spaces & Gathering Places, Community Cultural Planning & Assessments, Cross-Sector Engagement

Additional information is available on the Rural Development Placemaking Conference website.

Registration is required.