Your Town Alabama
The communities of rural America are facing a range of critical problems. In some cases, these problems are heavy out-migration and a loss of jobs. In others, it is rapid growth from suburban sprawl, the location of a new facility, or an influx of retirement population. These problems affect the vitality of the community, its design and sense of place.
The annual 2.5 day “Your Town” workshop focuses on an important aspect of community spirit and community integrity: the process of design. The workshop aims specifically to introduce small town and rural technical assistance providers and decision makers to the role of design in community planning. The workshop provides advanced leadership skills supported by information and planning tools that can be taken home to all corners of our state and applied to the process of Designing Our Future.
Nathan Willingham, President
Martha Whitson, Coordinator