The Rural Aperture Project from the Center on Rural Innovation is intended to provide all those advancing rural prosperity — from practitioners to journalists, researchers, philanthropists, and government officials — with accessible data, graphics, and narratives to inform how they can better tell stories, conduct research, distribute resources, make investments, or develop policy that is backed by up-to-date data. All data visualizations will be available for download and public use, which they highly encourage.
Latest From Aspen CSG
Mapping a New Terrain: Call to Action
As new rural outdoor recreation economies take root, we can meet this moment by improving how we do outdoor recreation development to better support rural families, businesses, and workers, create more sustainable and equitable economic systems, and improve local health and wellbeing.
Building Trust and Visibility Through Community-Based Participatory Research at Rural Minority-Serving Institutions
This research brief explores how rural MSIs and approaches to community-based participatory research can be used to better understand MSIs’ nature and practices.
Growing Rural Equitable Outdoor Recreation Economies
Jun. 9th, 2023, 1PM
How is your community using outdoor recreation to grow sustainable, healthy livelihoods for families and new economic futures for your region?
Using Networks To Build Collaborative And Equitable Food Systems
This brief focuses on local food systems as vehicles for collaboration and racial equity among multiple stakeholders and networks.
Rural Community College Excellence
A new report by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program identifies four pathways that the best rural and Tribal community colleges use to capitalize on strengths and overcome challenges to achieve student success.
Toward Better Rural Futures
ChangeLab Solutions' new blog series highlights key learnings from their most recent rural project, Toward Better Rural Futures.
Learning to Seize the Moment with Regional Collaboration
Event recap blog with resources and big-picture insights on working regionally to increase capacity to drawn down federal funding.