Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

Federal Stimulus Offers a Chance for Local Reinvention

Cities around the country are making big plans for economic relief funding from the federal government.

April 21, 2021 - The Washington Post

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Gets New Buses as Part of Plan to Improve Transit

Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.

August 24, 2019 - ABC 33/40

Birmingham, Alabama

Microtransit to Fill Transit System Gaps in Birmingham

With very little of its residential population or employment centers accessible by public transit, Birmingham is looking to microtransit to potentially reduce single-occupancy vehicles use in the city.

November 15, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Birmingham, Michigan

20th Anniversary of the Birmingham Master Plan: City Planners Created an Industry Standard

It has been 20 years since the city of Birmingham, Michigan approved the Birmingham 2016 Master Plan. Robert J. Gibbs, one of the planners on a team that included Andrés Duany, describes the decisions and process that contributed to the plan.

July 13, 2016 - Robert J. Gibbs

Gentrification

New Program Aims for Revitalization Without Displacement

A new program by Smart Growth America is working within specific communities to find ways to deliver the benefits of revitalization with fewer of the drawbacks.

June 23, 2016 - Smart Growth America

Birmingham, Alabama

Exploring Birmingham's Uneven Revitalization

WBHM is producing a series of articles on the revitalization of Birmingham, Alabama.

June 1, 2016 - WBHM

Highway Widening Plan Meets Resistance in Birmingham

A petition and a lawsuit are so far the tactics used by local advocates to oppose a plan by the Alabama Department of Transportation to widen an interstate that runs through the heart of Birmingham.

February 3, 2016 - Over the Mountain Journal

The fronts of three double-decker buses in London

European Cities Try to Make Cars Unwelcome

Many cities in Europe are rediscovering their pre-automobile roots, using new technologies like ride-sharing and congestion pricing and old-fashioned ones like demolishing parking lots and dense development. Car ownership is dropping precipitously.

May 8, 2015 - The Guardian

A Bikeshare First in Birmingham, Alabama: E-Bikes

Electric-assist bikes, sometimes called e-bikes, are about to be added to the bikeshare mix in a city that might surprise you: Birmingham, Alabama.

April 27, 2015 - AL.com

Can Biking Build a Bridge to Transit in 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.

August 9, 2013 - The Birmingham News

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LMN Architects

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San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

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City of San Mateo

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.