Building a more livable Birmingham with the AARP

06.24.2011 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Image from Complete Streets FlyerNo, this event is not just open to those current members of the AARP here in Alabama but to those who’ll eventually be among its ranks here in metro Birmingham.

Next week, Dan Burden, a Florida-based, internationally recognized voice on the issue of walkable, livable communities, will be leading sessions in downtown Birmingham (close to Railroad Park) and in Fairfield (where the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham is spearheading a revitalization of the Bessemer Superhighway) for all residents – young and old alike – to look at how these areas can be made more livable.

The sessions will include letting residents do walking audits of the areas in question and opportunities to influence those responsible for making the necessary changes. The organizers of the event have provided a flyer to share with you (one that suggests that the proposals developed in these sessions will be considered as next steps). It contains information about how to RSVP for the limited spaces available during these full day sessions.

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