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Urbanist Jeff Speck’s TED Talk

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.  

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National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Our Town

DATE: October 23, 2013 CONTACT: Victoria Hutter, hutterv@arts.gov, 202-682-5692 National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Our Town November 4, 2013 Session Covers How to Apply for Our Town Funding Washington, DC—NEA Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and design specialist Jennifer Hughes will present a webinar on Monday, November 4, 2013 from […]

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Preservation Workshop

Training provided for local historic preservation commission members, elected officials, and community leaders on the benefits of local preservation activities. Communities across the State of Alabama as well as others are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Thursday, September 19, 2013 Valley Community Center 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley, Alabama 36854 Registration begins at 9:00 […]

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Webinar Archive, Spring 2013

Here’s your opportunity to listen and watch the webinars that were presented during Spring 2013! http://www.yourtownalabama.com/webinararchive/

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens wins one platinum and three gold Hermes Creative Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, Birmingham Botanical Gardens has won a Platinum Hermes Creative Award. The 2011 Annual Report won the Platinum award; The Gardens also took home Gold Awards for the 2012 Antiques at The Gardens Show Catalog, Antiques at The Gardens Marketing Materials and the Board of Directors Orientation Manual. Over the last […]

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FREE Webinar: April 17, 2013. Social Media and Tourism

April 17, 2013. Social Media and Tourism. 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration for the webinar is now open. Learn the ins and outs of using social media to promote your community as a tourism destination. Get tips on what to do–and what NOT TO DO! Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and more. Candace Johnson, with the […]

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Free Webinar April 23, 2013: Bike/Ped Infrastructure

In small towns and rural communities, improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure has been become an important trend to improve quality of life.  Learn how improving this infrastructure can have a positive affect your community for health, tourism and economic development. Case studies from around the state will demonstrate best practices from communities which are actively […]

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Local Walking tours start April 6

Some 22 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. Community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April 6, 13, 20, […]

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