In conjunction with the Project for Public Spaces, the city of Birmingham will develop more public markets which it believes will increase the availability of quality, fresh food,and better the social activities of city residents. According to the PPS:
"These hubs are places where people can do much more than just buy fresh, affordable food. Food Hubs are vibrant community centers where neighbors can meet each other, attend cooking classes, learn about nutrition, and get health care."
Here is one plan for Birmingham's Main Street: