The Vanishing Authenticity of Birmingham
Much of the “Birmingham character” that we appreciate and promote today is thanks to the many beautiful historic buildings and homes that still stand. Our concentration of historic structures is unique, and it’s an asset for our entire region’s economic development and growth, as that authenticity attracts people seeking sense of place and quality of life. But how do we ensure that the authenticity doesn’t begin to vanish as we continue to revive these historic structures?
The Value of Urban Parks: Investing in Public Parks Brings Returns for Cities
Public parks play a vital role in how we experience the communities, neighborhoods, and cities that we live in. Inclusive, well-designed public spaces provide access to recreational activities, spurs local investment opportunities, and combats environmental impacts.
Beyond the beauty of Downtown Birmingham’s Churches
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
A historic retail block transformed: The Pizitz and New Ideal buildings then and now
Downtown Birmingham retail is regaining its strength now, with some of the department stores of yesteryear finding new life with different uses.
10 Downtown Birmingham spots to get your caffeine fix
We compiled a list of 10 downtown coffee shops for you to explore next time you need a change of scenery!