Yes, In My Backyard

REUSING BRUSHY MOUNTAIN STATE PRISON

Brushy Mountain State Prison, a maximum-security facility in rural Tennessee, was closed in July 2009 after 113 years of operation. Originally, there were many wide-ranging ideas of how to reuse the property.  These included turning […]

Oct, 03

REUSING GAINESVILLE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

Gainesville Correctional Institution, a medium and minimum-security state prison in Gainesville, Florida, closed on March 23, 2012.  The Alachua Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry opened a one-stop center for services including meals, bus passes, […]

Oct, 02

REWRITING THE RURAL NARRATIVE: WEBINAR ON 10/9/2014

Brain drain—the loss of 18-29 year olds—dominates the conversation about rural population change. Yet at the same time, a lesser-known migration is occurring.  A majority of rural counties are, in fact, experiencing “brain gains” as […]

Oct, 02

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