The Mission

To provide and implement research, planning, training and economic development strategies by building community prototypes to rebalance the rural-urban divide, forming a pathway to a more equitable world.

The Programs
  • Provide a platform for international collaboration between academic experts, governmental authorities, corporate developers and rural communities
  • Develop prototype rural communities that can be used as templates worldwide
  • Assist local governmental authorities and developers in the planning of sustainable rural communities
  • Strategies to successfully minimize carbon footprints and address climate change
  • Host periodic international conferences on rural development strategies
  • Local cultural preservation programs
  • Publish an annual “State of Rural Development” report
  • Provide a digital community forum for project ideas, discussions and initiatives
  • Establish summer international travel training programs for Rural Youth