At Carsey, interdisciplinary teams conduct research on changing rural communities with special attention to how environmental stewardship, local energy production, and cultural development can revitalize these communities and the families in them. Carsey researchers develop valuable tools and build knowledge to help a wide variety of stakeholders--from development practitioners to policy makers and the media--understand how different rural areas experience social and economic change. Raising awareness and understanding about conditions in rural America is the first step to building constituencies and policies that will push for needed rural reform.
A key component of Carsey’s rural America work involves purposeful collaboration between university researchers and community development practitioners to improve understanding of the factors involved in successful development interventions and the ingredients needed to take them to scale.
June 19, 2018
December 18, 2017
Concentrated Poverty Increased in Both Rural and Urban Areas Since 2000, Reversing Declines in the 1990sNovember 21, 2017
Works in Progress
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program
Associate Director, Professional Education, University of Colorado Boulder
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty