Birmingham

Urban areas across the country have identified bikes as a fat-burning, congesting-decreasing, transit-supporting alternative to automobiles. And Birmingham – despite a need for all these benefits – has lagged tremendously behind.
Aug 9, 2013   The Birmingham News
A innovative approach to I-20/59 could thrust downtown Birmingham past other revitalizing cities, but the state has been reluctant to think outside the box.
Jun 25, 2013   The Birmingham News
This week, the UK government announced the controversial route for phase 2 of "the first major railway line north of London since Victorian times." The line, dubbed HS2, will halve journey times between northern cities and to the capital.
Feb 1, 2013   The Guardian
Two entrepreneurs and brothers take urban development matters into their own hands. The result? Lured by a contest offering free rent, and the associated buzz, Birmingham's South Avondale finds itself in the midst of a cultural renaissance.
Oct 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In what Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg calls a "dramatic power shift", England's largest cities have gained new powers to control their economies and transportation, reports Sam Lister.
Jul 6, 2012   The Independent
Will French takes a look at the success of Birmingham's downtown revitalization, which – in the absence of a waterfront – embraced its historic railroads, instead.
May 16, 2012   Urban Land
New technologies are providing participatory platforms that allow individuals to share their ideas, interact with other's ideas, and work towards collaborative solutions to resolve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Kevin C. Desouza, PhD offers five guidelines to ensure that the use of such emerging technologies are maximized by practitioners. Exclusive
Mar 5, 2012  By Kevin C. Desouza
Birmingham, Alabama is creating a new system of open markets that will bring fresh foods as well as more social space for the city's residents.
Mar 11, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Take a virtual (5-minute) trip on the 250 mph proposed train from London to Glasgow. All political parties agree on the need for what Secretary of State, Andrew Adonis, terms '21st century transport revolution', but the routing is less certain.
Mar 16, 2010   BBC News
The three new high speed rail lines are being called the biggest advancement of the United Kingdom's public transit system in more than 50 years.
Mar 15, 2010   The Mirror
The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, faces a slew of federal charges related to bribery and abuses of power.
Dec 3, 2008   Birmingham News