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Jeremy Erdreich

Planning for progress

The April 27 tornado ravaged the Birmingham neighborhood of Pratt City (pictured above) and emptied out this historic, working-class community that was originally tied to…
Jesse Chambers

Green sprouts in Tarrant

Thirteen is not an unlucky number for the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham Southern College. The SEC is hosting its 13th annual EcoFest fundraiser Thursday,…
Jeremy Erdreich

Congrats Highland Park

Congratulations to the Highland Park neighborhood, just south of downtown Birmingham, which has won the 2011  American Planning Association’s Great Places award, one of 10…
How all those necks got red

How all those necks got red

In Painting Dixie Red, provocative professor Glenn Feldman has compiled a history of how Republicans took over the South.
For Frank

For Frank

One man ran one red light & everything changed forever
Jeremy Erdreich

Eclecticism approved

Birmingham’s Design Review Committee approved a new urban storefront Waffle House in Five Points South, in the Studio Arts Building facing the traffic circle. [Strictly prohibited…
Jeremy Erdreich

People Power

Shown above is Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown Detroit, MI. Opened in 2004, this public space has provided a welcome shot in…