August 9, 2013, 7am PDT
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.
June 25, 2013, 9am PDT
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.
July 28, 2011, 9am PDT
Tuscaloosa's revitalization efforts hope to mend the devastated city by replacing the land opened up by the tornado with walkable village centers, green spaces and community storm shelters, Robin DeMonia reports for The Birmingham News.
May 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Residents of Birmingham, Alabama are rallying against a drive-through Chick-fil-A going up in their neighborhood, showing a growing awareness of the effect of development on the character of their community.
January 21, 2010, 10am PST
In Birmingham, Alabama, developers are seeing a lot of empty big box and anchor retail spaces, while smaller, neighborhood centers are actually seeing an increase in occupancy.
January 20, 2010, 10am PST
Lawmakers in Alabama are considering a plan to withdraw $1 billion from a state investment fund to pay for road and transportation projects in the state. It's a move proponents say will create jobs, but opponents worry about diverting those funds.
February 15, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Sweeping guidelines have been approved in Shelby County, Alabama, that will strictly govern the development of housing subdivisions. The new regulations require a mixture of uses and an increase in walkability and green space.</p>
November 26, 2006, 7am PST
<p>More and more families across the country are spending more on transportation than housing. Many says its worth the time and money to be able to own a home.</p>
October 30, 2005, 7am PST
Four students of Auburn University's Architecture Program designed and built the Newburn, AL fire station at a fraction of its projected cost.