Carl Small Town Center to host design seminar for public officials

February 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Carl Small Town Center to host design seminar for public officials

cstc-red-logoThe Carl Small Town Center (CSTC), a research center housed within the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University, is hosting a “Design for Public Officials” seminar.

The event, which is open to all North Mississippi public officials and persons interested in improving their communities, will focus on the value of good design for towns located in the state’s Hills and Delta regions. It will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss in Oxford on Mon., March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seminar will provide public officials with useful and applicable knowledge, including the tools to become advocates of good design for their communities. Attendees will also learn what’s needed to be successful in planning and economic development projects for tourism, recreation and job recruitment.

Topics will include the value of good design, transportation, rural sustainability, and creative economy and tourism.

Speakers will be Bob Barber, former planner for the city of Hernando; Heather Deutsch, bicycle program specialist with the District Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.; John Poros, rural sustainability expert and director of the CSTC; and Kennedy Smith, community development and revitalization expert with the Community Land Use and Economics Group out of Arlington, Va.

Attendees will earn two Certified Municipal Official (CMO)) credits. The registration fee is $30 before March 14 or $45 after March 14.  Lunch is included in the workshop.

Public officials also are encouraged to bring ideas and information about their local projects to discuss with panelists during the project sharing session.

For more information about the seminar, contact Leah Faulk Kemp at 662-325-2304 or cstcinfo@caad.msstate.edu. For more information about the CSTC, visit carlsmalltowncenter.org.

Get the registration form here.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

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