Hello fellow bloggers, interested citizens of Alabama, and the world. I’m an architect and developer based in Birmingham, Alabama–my hometown. This blog is something I’ve mulled over for a while. It will center around the built environment of Birmingham–the good, the bad, the ugly–and will suggest, and hopefully stimulate, some ideas for constructing a better city. Here in Birmingham we have access to lots of resources about architecture, sustainability, walk-ability, and a few really good coffee shops–but no real local forum for discussing how our urban environment is made, perceived, dreamed about, sullied, improved, compromised—-constructed.
I plan to launch a series of topics that I hope will be interesting not just to those living in Birmingham, but to anyone challenged to make their own local environment more livable, more beautiful, more sustainable, more coherent, and more special.
First real post to come shortly. For now, I’m leaving you with a little picture of some impromptu skating street life outside my office downtown.