Monday, August 4, 2008

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From: "Cary Tyson" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:53:37 -0500
To: Caroline Millar<>; Cynthia Dorn<>; Greg Phillips<>; Mark Miller<>; Nancy Lowe<>; Susan Shaddox<>
Subject: Main Street Arkansas Update - August 4, 2008



Main Street Arkansas Calendar August 4 – 8, 2008 


MONDAY            Susan, Caroline – Searcy

WEDNESDAY    Cary – Reinventing Communities Conference – LR  



Photos from Hardy Training

Café Press Store

Eureka Network Press

WM properties on the NR


ADPT Calendar

The Demographic Inversion of the American City.

The End of White Flight?

Free Online Training for ADA

Obesity Linked to Newer, Less Walkable Neighborhoods


Photos from our Hardy Training:


Here’s our Café Press store I mentioned in Hardy, if you want a MSA t-shirt, mug or other trinket:

-         really, these are best for your local programs.  There’s 0 set up cost. 


Good Eureka Springs ADN Press:


Parts of Downtown West Memphis added to National Register of Historic Places


CDBG & Historic Preservation


Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 2009 Spring/Summer Calendar of Events Submissions


The Arkansas Tourism Division is ready to put together the Spring/Summer Calendar for 2009. The submission page is now open.   


The user name is: public and password is coe2009. 


There are rules by which submitted events must follow, so please be sure to pay close attention to those when you login.  If you have questions, please contact Donna Perrin at P&T. 


The Demographic Inversion of the American City.


This article is about the unexpected demographic changes taking place in many cities in the country.  (Basically, affluent and mostly white people coming to the downtown areas, poorer and minority residents moving to the suburbs.)  What’s ahead, Alan says, are metro areas nothing like what we’ve come to expect: More like Paris and Vienna (affluent core, impoverished suburbs) than what we associate with Chicago and Los Angeles (poor core, affluent suburbs). 


And the Wall Street Journal proclaims:
The End of White Flight


- there was a good article on this topic in the March issue of The Atlantic Monthly.  What’s been called “white blight” has already begun to effect parts of Virginia, Dallas, etc.  Here in LR, there’s a concern that post-Alltel/Verizon takeover West Little Rock may become one of these struggling suburbs. 

Free, On-line Training for the Americans with Disabilities Act

If you’re confused or uncertain about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) , the U. S. Department of Justice offers a free, on-line training course at Through ten illustrated lessons, you’ll be introduced to basic policies, practices, and procedures that can be adopted by historic sites to better serve visitors with disabilities. You may also find it’s useful for training staff and volunteers and the lessons are organized by topic so can focus on specific issues. Best of all, you can follow the course at your own pace and there’s no test!


This Old Healthy House

Obesity linked to newer, less walkable neighborhoods





October 20-21 - Artlinks 2008: The Value of the Arts in the 21st-Century, Little Rock


NOVEMBER 15-18 NATIONAL TRAILS SYMPOSIUM, LITTLE ROCK more place for Rails to Trails information)





Cary Tyson


Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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Little Rock, AR 72201


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The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust’s Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 


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