Ruralis is a consultancy, based in rural Yorkshire and established in 2010 by David Gluck, former Associate Director with ECOTEC Research and Consulting.
Based in rural Yorkshire, Ruralis focuses strongly on meeting the needs and aspirations of rural communities throughout the UK and Europe.
Our mission is to help rural communities address the challenges they face in this new age of economic austerity and shrinking public services by identifying what is important to them, helping communities understand how their ‘big issues’ can be properly resourced and to bring together expertise to help see these challenges through.
Our approach is hands-on, informed by current political and strategic thinking at European, national and local levels, and built upon a foundation of knowledge of working with rural communities stretching back over 20 years.
Key thematic specialisms we bring to rural communities are:
- Community planning for sustainable growth and development.
- Rural economic diversification.
- Neighbourhood Development Planning.
- Green infrastructure investment and strategic management.
- Funding community led projects.
- Evaluating community led projects.
- Developing the Natural Economy.
- Developing Low Carbon communities.
We offer a range of services, tailored to community needs: strategy and action planning, masterplanning and Neighbourhood Development Planning, village design statements, housing needs assessments, economic and environmental impact assessments, evaluation, research and funding advisory services.
“Affordable, hands-on advice, guidance and inspiration, access to a great network of experienced specialists in all aspects of rural development and above all a real understanding of what makes our communities special and what makes them work”