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April 29, 2005

Birmingham-Southern's 7th Annual Livable Cities Conference to focus on healthy communities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Healthy communities through the creation of active living environments will be the focus of the 7th Annual Livable Cities Conference at Birmingham-Southern College Friday, May 6.

The conference luncheon will feature keynote speaker Dan Burden, Executive Director of Walkable Communities.

The half-day of educational sessions begins at 8 a.m. and will include presentations on personal access and mobility, integrating physical activity into daily life, and various relationships between the built environment and public health, among other topics.

Other speakers will include Adetokunbo Omishakin, bicycle/pedestrian coordinator of the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Department, and Andrew Dannenburg, associate director of science for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The conference, which focuses on sustainable community issues, is sponsored by BSC's Southern Environmental Center, the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, and the Jefferson County Department of Health.

The conference and luncheon registration fee is $30, open to the public and will be held in BSC's Norton Campus Center. To register for the conference or for more information, call 205/226-4934.

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