Autumn River

What We’re Reading – downtowns, art, and black rock city

Here are a few fascinating gems from around the web this week:

First, a funding opportunity: The Citizen’s Institute on Rural Design has posted this RFP for rural communities facing design challenges

And, a bunch of stuff about downtowns:

Do you seek out art & culture when you’re travelling? How Art Economically Benefits Cities.

The Latest on Housing Starts: 10 things you need to know about today’s real estate market.

Finally, what do you think about this place:

Annotated Black Rock City from Above (2006)

Does it hold lessons for “crowdsourced placemaking?” Tell us what you think.


Alison Berry is a research analyst at the Sonoran Institute focusing on economics and renewable energy.

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