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Belt tightening: The Loss of Green Belt?

It is clear that with a growing population that there is a need for new houses to be built. The harder question is to decide where those new houses should be built. 304 more words

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People power in Birmingham: free events for Democracy Week

As part of Birmingham Democracy Week 2015, Standing Up For Birmingham and ‘think and do tank’ the Chamberlain Forum are hosting two free events exploring how residents can take more control of how the city is run and fully participate in shaping its future. 266 more words


Why today is a big day for Birmingham in re-establishing itself as Britain’s second city.

Today marks the opening of the latest mega shopping centre (destination is perhaps a better word), Grand Central in Birmingham. The scheme has cost £150m and is part of an overall £600m investment in the station area. 433 more words


Knowledge Insider: Creating new cultures and successfully using evidence in planning, with Waheed Nazir, Birmingham City Council

Local authorities face many challenges when it comes to creating successful places. In this Q&A Rebecca Riley speaks to Waheed Nazir, Director of Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council. 1,688 more words


Birmingham City Council will vote to lift spending moratorium

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There’s harmony in Birmingham City Hall, three days after the City Council froze spending on capital projects.

Friday, the City Council decided at a special-called meeting of the Committee of the Whole, to vote to lift the moratorium. 218 more words


City, county discuss a Birmingham Port Authority

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham’s City Council is researching the potential of establishing a Port Authority.

The only port in city limits lies on the Black Warrior River, 15 miles west of I-20. 242 more words


Open data: what should be made available?

Birmingham City Council, Centro and West Midlands Fire Service have all started to make data available, most of which is published with Open Government 2.0 licences and so is free to reuse by anybody. 140 more words