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Jun

What We’re Reading: June 2, 2015

In this edition: Improving transit without breaking the bank; Huntsville continues its rise to the top; a general store announces a Downtown location.

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May

What We’re Reading: May 19, 2015

In this edition: An Australian city that excels in placemaking; Millennials are moving to the suburbs (sort of); high-speed rail in the Southeast. 

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May

Next Steps

After a year of input, study, and analysis, we are ready to begin framing the comprehensive plan! On May 7th, the BIG Picture: Next Steps Event was held at Trinity United Methodist Church’s New Room on Airport Road. We pinpointed the big questions to answer and identified issues that will guide our decision making. We looked to prioritize projects and initiatives, and …

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May

What We’re Reading: May 5, 2015

Photo credit: Flickr/tomspix In this edition: Two different places– a “New South” city  and America’s most famous tech hub– deal with the consequences of sprawl; bike-sharing comes to Birmingham; a Philadelphia project combines two of our favorite things: parks and beer. 

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Apr

What We’re Reading: April 23, 2015

In this edition: Shared streets are becoming more common; Cool urban parks; How many American adults can’t ride a bike?

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Apr

What We’re Reading: April 7, 2015

In this edition: Public markets are coming back in New Orleans; “Parklets” and their impact on businesses; a fire station in the most unlikely of places. 

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Mar

What We’re Reading: March 24, 2015

In this edition: Are Americans driving more (again)?; Why “road diets” aren’t that bad; a disaster in Washington state prompts a property-rights debate. 

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Mar

Transportation Survey

Help us create a vision for the future of transportation in Huntsville. The Transportation survey will be available until April 7th. Learn more about the BIG Picture’s Transportation Citizens Academy. Have problems viewing the survey? Click here.

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Mar

What We’re Reading: March 10, 2015

In this edition: With the BIG Picture Citizens Academy on Transportation later this month, this WWR is dedicated completely to the topic. 

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Feb

What We’re Reading: February 24, 2015

In this edition: What Downtown Huntsville lost to “urban renewal;” a new trend in housing could make more single Americans homeowners; a new “Sprawl Index” gives Huntsville low marks. 

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