As part of a photography project with the Polson Institute, Robin-Blakely Armitage describes what community development means to her

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The CDI Event in 2018 focused on water and disaster risk

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Corn Harvest - Terra Sullivan - Carthage CSD

RSA 2017 Student Photography Contest Grand Prize Winner RSA 2017 Student Photography Contest Grand Prize Winner

CaRDI supports sound community and energy decision making

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Welcome to CaRDI

The Community and Regional Development Institute produces applied research, provides training, and conducts outreach to strengthen the capacity, resiliency, and sustainability of communities in New York State.

Within the Cornell community, CaRDI is a hub for community-focused research and outreach. We collaborate closely with a number of affiliate programs including LEAD-NY, the Cornell Farmworker Program, the Rural Schools Association, and Rust2Green NY.