Tag: urban planning

Life Beyond Cars

Life Beyond Cars

Do you bicycle? Do you wish you did? Even if bicycling isn’t for you, it’s possible that you just think that cities are nicer to live in when they contain bike lanes. Oh, and pedestrians need a place to walk also. We own one bike between the two of us and pretty much never ride […]

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Is Montgomery Obesogenic?

Is Montgomery Obesogenic?

By on 20 June, 2011 in City Living, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Let’s say you’ve never been to Wal-Mart. Let’s further imagine that you’ve never been to the DMV, the court house, or the hospital waiting room. In fact, let’s presume that you never really even leave the house and never interact with your fellow human beings … you know, the general public. Even if you sit […]

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Being Up on Downtown

Being Up on Downtown

Montgomery’s downtown has a rich and prosperous heritage that continues today. But to understand the future of downtown Montgomery, it helps to understand the recent past. The story begins where two cities became one. The convergence of two cities, East Alabama Town and New Philadelphia, can be seen in meeting of the streets at Court […]

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Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

By on 3 September, 2010 in City Living, City services, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

By Andrew Cole-Tyson Note: This piece was originally published in an e-mail sent out to members of a young professionals group called Emerge Montgomery. We reprint it here with Mr. Cole-Tyson’s permission. Part 1 can be seen here. For almost two years now, 2WR (the company where I’m employed) has been working in partnership with […]

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Intro to Green Spaces

Intro to Green Spaces

On the evening of July 27, 2010, I attended the event at MAX Credit Union where Mayor Todd Strange spoke to our group of young professionals. The theme, “The Future of Montgomery,” was very relevant and timely. I believe that we are at a pivotal point in the development of our city where young professionals like […]

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Cloverdale SmartCode Update

Cloverdale SmartCode Update

Last Thursday and Friday the City of Montgomery’s Planning Department held public meetings in the basement of the Cloverdale Playhouse. The meetings were open-ended, come-when-you-can affairs, designed to share information about the Planning Department’s proposal for implementing SmartCode in the Five Points business district. Like many folks from all over Midtown, we wandered down to […]

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