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Rural Agency is a non-profit architecture and planning studio working for sustainable rural futures for all


We connect architects, planners and rural communities from all over the world around a shared vision: 

Sustainable rural planning for a changing world. 

Let’s rethink together the way we live, work and produce in the countryside.

Anna Sofie Hvid 


Josephine Nørtoft Saabye

Architect MAA

Rural Agency ApS

Slettebjergvej 21 

4174 Jystrup-DK

CVR: DK-40097473

Rural Agency was founded in 2018 (then Rural Agentur) by Anna Sofie Hvid in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council passing a resolution concluding a UN Declaration for the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.


The resolution is symptomatic of the increasing discussions related to rural space.


Rural zones are faced with a complex future where the majority of the crises we are confronted with must be dealt with and solved precisely here.

We believe, we need better design approaches for future concepts of rurality. We do rural planning and architectural design, solving issues in the countryside related to land use, housing, community, infrastructure, protection of the environment and biodiversity.

For us, architecture is foremost a social gesture - a process, which spans from the informal conversation on the plough field to the spaces we co-create, and the research-based architectural solutions we offer.  


Together with our clients, we create the future of rurality.

Rural Agency's office is located on a biodynamic farm and social institution Østagergård in the Danish. village Jystrup. We are always ready to open our doors if you want to visit us. 

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