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Urban Design

As the City of Birmingham moves further into the 21st Century, the concept of New Urbanism is playing an important role in the development of the City. New Urbanism focuses on developing a more compact, vibrant, and walkable community, emphasizing quality architecture and design, and maintaining traditional neighborhood structure and a locally-based economy.

Examples of New Urbanism can be found throughout the City of Birmingham, as a result of the Downtown Birmingham 2016 Plan.

For information on these, and future Birmingham projects, please contact the Planning Division.

For additional information on New Urbanism, visit this website: