Your Town Alabama Workshop
RPCGB Community Planners, Mikhail Alert and Renato Ghizoni, recently attended the 14th Annual Your Town Alabama workshop at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama. The 2012 Your Town Alabama workshop was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, through Friday, June 1, 2012. The workshop is an intensive engagement of citizen leaders and professionals. The two-and-a-half days are highly participatory with lectures, case-study presentations, and interactive group problem solving, including work on realistic issues in a hypothetical small town. The focus of the workshop aims specifically to introduce small town and rural technical assistance providers and decision makers to the role of design in community planning. Both Alert and Ghizoni hold degrees in architecture; therefore, most of the concepts covered are familiar territory. RPCGB Principal Planners, Marshall Farmer and Steve Ostaseski, once again served as facilitators during the workshop.