JUNE / 1 / 2021

Webinar: How Communities Can Utilize Financial Data in Planning Their Futures: Strategies and Innovations from Rural Iowa

Video now available to watch!

MAY / 18 / 2021

Webinar: How Communities Can Utilize Financial Data in Planning Their Futures: Strategies and Innovations from Rural Iowa

Date: May 26, 2pm-3pm (ET)/1pm-2pm (CT)/12pm-1pm (MT)

Knowing how communities can obtain and use financial data is critical. In this session, you will learn how to utilize financial data in planning and refining strategies that focus on strengthening community resilience. Results from an on-going research project funded by the National Science Foundation will be part of the presentation.

Use this link to register for the event!

JULY / 01 / 2020

NSF funds new research phase with a $1.5 million grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded our project on rural smart shrinkage a second grant, for $1.5 million, to continue our research on small and shrinking communities in Iowa. We will be updating this website with more information starting in Fall 2020.

DECEMBER / 17 / 2019

Zarecor and Peters on NPR’s Here and Now

NOVEMBER / 25 / 2019

Promise program in Kansas – is this a good smart shrinkage strategy?

Kimberly Zarecor spoke to KCUR about the potential of a tuition-free program in a shrinking Kansas town.

NOVEMBER / 01 / 2019

Smart shrinkage on Kansas Public Radio

David Peters on the KCUR podcast, “My Fellow Kansans” about smart shrinkage in rural Kansas towns.

This research developed out of a pilot study funded by NSF from 2017-2019. David Peters and Kimberly Zarecor continued with the project into the new phase. For more news and information about the earlier work, please visit our archived website: http://scc.design.iastate.edu/.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number #1952007. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.