More events coming soon!
February 19th, 2021: Child care in rural Minnesota after 2020
January 21st, 2021: What happens to the rural workforce during a pandemic?
July 15th, 2020: The case for living rural
June 3, 2020: Integrating rural into the new reality of health care
Interconnected: Rural-Urban Conversations
About the Series
Minnesotans often use the phrase “rural-urban divide” when talking about the values and priorities that seem to differ across our state. But in reality, our challenges and opportunities are truly interconnected – though the solutions we design may look a bit different in Minneapolis compared to Mankato, or in Brainerd vs. Bloomington. This four-event series – hosted by the Center for Rural Policy and Development and the Citizens League – will bridge the divide between urban & rural Minnesota by exploring our shared challenges and how to design a future that works for our unique communities. Each event will begin with a look at CRPD’s latest research, followed by a panel discussion with speakers from urban and rural areas.
Our fall 2021 and winter 2022 dates are currently being planned. Stay tuned for further details! Check out our previous discussions below.
Thursday, June 3, 2021: Examining Healthcare Access – click here to view the discussion.
Thursday, April 29, 2021: Minnesota’s Workforce – Help Wanted, Everywhere – click here to view the discussion.
Monday, March 29, 2021: Childcare – A Complex Crisis – click here to view the discussion.