Sunday, February 27, 2011

U.S. Census: Birmingham population down by 30,000, but downtown and UAB areas see gains | al.com


U.S. Census: Birmingham population down by 30,000, but downtown and UAB areas see gains | al.com:
This piece, turned around quickly after the release of Census data, bores deep down to capture a trend that is not readily apparent in the over all data.

Buried in the gloomy news the 2010 U.S. Census delivered for the city of Birmingham was at least a glimmer of hope: Two census tracts comprising downtown and UAB gained population over the past decade, a trend that can be capitalized on going forward if the city makes a concerted effort.

"There needs to be a plan," said Jeremy Erdreich, an architect involved in downtown redevelopment.

Tuxedo Junctions and other famous places - al.com

Read this Wayne Flynt piece on the contributions of Alabamians to the jazz and the blues music Tuxedo Junctions and other famous places - ...