The Carl Small Town Center is a community design center in the College of Architecture, Art + Design at Mississippi State University. We provide a range of services for communities across the state of Mississippi. What can we do for you?

Grant Writing + Fundraising | Not all communities have the cash on hand to implement their vision. We take your ideas and help you find the funding needed to make your project a reality.

Master Planning | Whether it is a community-wide comprehensive plan or a master plan focused on a specific neighborhood or site, we can help you create a road map for achieving your goals.

Project Feasibility Studies | Before you invest a lot of money in a project you aren’t quite sure about, let us help you weigh your options through a detailed study of your project’s feasibility.

Downtown Revitalization | The heart of any small town is its historic downtown. We can help provide the tools you need to begin a revitalization in your town that will celebrate your unique sense of place.

Bike + Pedestrian Planning | Communities of all sizes are seeking to provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians. Let us help you develop a complete streets plan that will expand your transportation options.

Community Engagement + Visioning | All towns need a vision for the future. We engage residents and stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds to establish a community vision that is reflective of your town’s needs.

Small Town Research | Our staff works with Mississippi State University faculty and students to conduct research and provide answers to some of the biggest issues facing America’s small towns.

Create and Build | Developing ideas for a community project isn’t the end game for us. We like to get our hands dirty by creating and building the projects we help communities envision.

Design Seminars + Workshops | We help educate community leaders about the importance of community development and public interest design through various seminars and workshops.