LISTEN: ‘Out West’ podcast illustrates how ‘placemaking’ aids reinvention of rural communities

A Sense of Place, the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast, explores the use of “placemaking” by rural community leaders to capitalize on local assets and create environments where people want to live, work and play.

Join WGA Policy Advisor Laura Cutlip as she talks with experts from North Dakota to New Mexico about how developing a “sense of place” is an important step in reinventing rural communities and their economies.

 A Sense of Place features conversations with: Daved Lundeen, Executive Director of the North Dakota-based Williston Downtowners Association; Kim Konikow, Executive Director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts; and Melvin Juanico, Operations Manager for the Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum in New Mexico.

This episode continues our series on Reimagining the Rural West, the Chairman’s Initiative of North Dakota Gov. and WGA Chair Doug Burgum, which is examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, infrastructure and quality of life in the West.

To listen, click the embedded player below, or visit PodbeanOut West is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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