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20
Sep

What We’re Reading: September 2016

In this edition: TOD rises in Atlanta; Crowdsourced city limits; “Capping” freeways with green space.

2
Sep

Development Review: August 2016

GE Aviation and a retail redevelopment are among the list of top non-residential permits for the month of August. Residential permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year.

22
Aug

What We’re Reading: August 2016

In this edition: Food halls; Mega roundabouts; Growing downtowns.

8
Aug

Development Review: July 2016

A new hotel at Bridge Street and an industrial expansion in Jetplex top the list of non-residential permits for the month of July. Residential permits more than doubled year-over-year.

27
Jul

Exhibition Application

Do you have a space that can accommodate The BIG Picture’s Exhibition? Exhibition Space Selection Criteria Must be within Huntsville city limits Must be indoors Space size: Enough to comfortably fit 22 7′ tall banners, or at least 1,500 sq. ft. Accessibility: Open to the public during normal operating hours (restricted areas on a case-by-case …

18
Jul

The Future

This Fall, the City will shape these ideas into the comprehensive plan, and the BIG Picture will become the portal for the residents of Huntsville to follow its implementation.

18
Jul

Aging in Place

Americans are living longer and living better than at any point in history. Over ten thousand Boomers a day are entering retirement age, and advances in healthcare have meant that quality of life does not necessarily need to suffer. They’re living decades into retirement, what is often referred to as a “second adulthood”.

18
Jul

Town and Gown Districts

The Huntsville/Madison County metro is home to a number of colleges and universities: Alabama A&M, Calhoun Community College, Drake State Technical College, Oakwood University, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. They all represent an important part of the local economy, community, and identity.

18
Jul

Economic Development into the 21st Century

An important pillar of growth is economic development: How we diversify our economy, how we support local entrepreneurs, how we achieve equity throughout the community, how we improve wages across the income scale, etc.

18
Jul

Business and Community Associations

An important aspect of any project, but particularly of planning and governance, is communication. By ensuring that all groups that might be party to an issue have the opportunity to share their perspectives, consensus is developed and a better project or policy is most often the result.

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