Thriving by Design II Achieving Rural – Urban Economic and Community Health This Rural Design Conference event, titled Thriving by Design II, will bring together people from diverse disciplines to experience design and design thinking as essential to catalyze planning and development for rural economic prosperity. Emphasizing the connections, interactions, and inter-dependencies between rural and urban people and places, Thriving by Design II will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC).

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(Early registration fee is $60; registration fee after July 7, 2014 is $75). In-person registration for the conference opens Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 4 p.m. and Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m. in Bede Ballroom in Sargent Student Center at UMC.