Scenic America President Appointed to Route 66 Centennial Commission

On Wednesday, December 28, President Joe Biden announced his intentions to appoint twelve people to the Route 66 Centennial Commission, including Scenic America President Mark Falzone. Congress established the Route 66 Centennial Commission to study and recommend activities to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Mother Road of the United States, Route 66, in 2026….

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Scenic Beauty… with a little help from the Beatles

Music fans, take note. Scenic America President Mark Falzone can be found speaking words of wisdom on Sirius XM’s Beatles Channel. A lifelong Beatles fan, Mark recently shared a list of his “Fab Four” favorite Beatles songs connecting the famous band’s hits with the scenic conservation cause. Here’s a look at Mark’s picks (or, listen…

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Looking at Nashville

A Measured View of Both Promise and Peril by Ronald Lee Fleming, FAICP As chairman emeritus of Scenic America, the nation’s foremost advocacy organization for the protection and enhancement of the visual environment, I have recently returned from our annual conference and board meeting in Nashville. We serve as advocates for reinforcing city entryways, combatting…

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2022 Scenic Symposium Presentations

Please see the following links to view the presentations shared during our 2022 Scenic Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. Visual Resources Stewardship Part 1: The Viewshed Approach to Scenic ProtectionRichard Smardon, professor emeritus, SUNY dept of environmental studies & landscape architecture;Patrick Miller, FASLA, FCELA, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech landscape architecture programBrent Chamberlain, assoc prof, dept of…

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Scenic Conservation Advocates Gather in Nashville for 2022 Scenic Symposium

Approximately 100 scenic conservation experts, enthusiasts, and volunteers gathered at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville October 19-21 for the 2022 Scenic Symposium, co-hosted by Scenic America and its Scenic Tennessee chapter. The event attracted attendees from 17 states, including representatives of Scenic America chapters and affiliates, government and city planners, historic preservationists, researchers, students,…

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Scenic America Wins ASAE Power of A Silver Award for Advocacy

2022 Award Recognizes Scenic America’s Work to Secure Scenic Priorities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act For the third year in a row, Scenic America has earned recognition from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its outstanding advocacy work. This year, Scenic America landed a “Power of A” Silver Award for its…

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