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Sarah Bowker
Communications Director

419 Charles E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

CEDIK@lsv.uky.edu

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Engaged Communities. Vibrant Economies.

As a unit in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment since 2010, CEDIK embraces our mission through engagement, research and instruction. Along with our partners in Kentucky Cooperative Extension we connect the resources of our land-grant university with Kentucky communities. We do this by connecting communities to people, place and purpose.


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March 6th & 20th | Brownfield Redevelopment Webinar Series

Join us in March! This webinar will explore the types of team members often engaged in redevelopment projects, what interests bring them to the table, and what roles they often play.

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April 1st & 2nd | Join Us at the Brownfield Boot Camp

Join us at our free two-day workshop to learn how to utilize services offered by the brownfield program. Choose the right track for you. Learn the basics in our introductory track or prepare for submitting a grant this year with a deep dive on day two. Free to attend.

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May 22nd | 2024 Kentucky Community Leadership Programs Summit

Make plans to attend the 2024 Kentucky Community Leadership Programs Summit on May 22nd, 2024! We encourage local chamber leaders, local/regional leadership program directors, and board members to attend this one-day workshop to discuss and explore best practices to grow and develop effective leadership programs.

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Connecting Communities to People, Place & Purpose.

CEDIK provides customized outreach services and information to community stakeholders across the Commonwealth. If you are a community leader needing in-depth data and analysis to make an important community decision, or are looking to engage your community in a long-term project, CEDIK can work with you.


Economic Development

CEDIK offers a portfolio of economic development strategies for Kentucky communities.

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Community Leadership Development

CEDIK strategies include empowering groups, organizations and community coalitions to lead communities forward through engagement.

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Arts & Design

Creativity that works for communities. CEDIK prioritizes amplifying community vitality and livability through art and design.

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Healthy Communities

CEDIK is invested in understanding environmental, social and economic factors that impact the health of all Kentuckians.

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Our May 2023 online conference on rural placemaking included a presentation by Jeff Siegler, founder of Revitalize, or Die. His presentation centers on civic pride & civic apathy & is informed by his work in rural communities. It's SO good! Check it out:

The Fellows were able to tour the Glasgow Cathedral with guide Colin Campbell. Built in 1136, it is the oldest building in Glasgow, the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland, and the birthplace of Glasgow University (in 1451).



A peek into the two week study abroad that our Summer Fellows experienced in #Glasgow, Scotland earlier this summer. Our Fellows spent much of their time immersed in Scotland's #CommunityDesign, #history, #architecture, & culture, as well as doing a focused study of Royston.

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Contact Information

Sarah Bowker
Communications Director

419 Charles E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

CEDIK@lsv.uky.edu