If These Walls Could Talk
We created this program to involve high school students in the process of envisioning how historic preservation and adaptive reuse can benefit the future of their town. Guidelines for the current "If These Walls Could Talk" competition in Sheridan, Ind.(2020-2021) can be found here.
A keystone of our mission, community visioning strengthens communities and is the backbone of a great town's success. We work in depth to unveil a town's true heart and soul to ensure that plans for the future embrace local core values and needs.
Debuting last summer (2020), Great Towns Preservation Corps provides Hoosiers, 18-24, an experiential and service-learning opportunity. This program introduced traditional historic preservation trade skills as a career pathway for work that is highly in demand.
Affinity Building Strategies
The most economically successful communities are those where a citizen's love for their hometown is strong. As in any relationship, it is the little things that make a big difference --and your town great!
Design for Small Towns
Attractive places ATTRACT people and recent research implies that the built environment impacts your community. We can help citizens develop design and zoning guidelines that protect character and authenticity.
Does your town offer a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages? We can facilitate public meetings with Boomers to Gen Z to help determine what's missing, and what's possible to keep all ages active.