Welcome to CaRDI

CaRDI is a group of research and outreach faculty and professionals working in critical areas of community development. A federation of programs including LEAD-NY, the Cornell Farmworker Program, the Rural Schools Association, and Rust 2 Green partner with other CaRDI faculty working in areas such as land use, regional economic development, community and energy, and demographics.

Through the rich variety of our programs and focal areas, we seek to strengthen the capacity, resiliency and sustainability of communities in New York State.  Learn more