Creative Cities/Creative Countrysides: “Rural Cities”, Micropolitan Regions, and Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking

This presentation rethinks rural wealth, sustainable economic development and cultural equity. It also discusses micropolitan leadership in rural/urban collaboration as well as Paducah, our national micropolitan exemplar.

Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the the 2017 UNESCO Creative Cities Annual Meeting on September 26, 2017 in Paducah, Kentucky.