Tag Archives: Birmingham City Council

Closure of the A38 tunnels; the City coped well – so lets think longer term

I don’t avidly look at reports produced by Birmingham City Council but what are interesting sometimes are the reports presented to the Overview and Scrutiny panels. I came across an interesting one today; a report on how well the city’s transportation system had coped with the closure in the summer of the A38 tunnels. Now […]

Birmingham’s Mobility Action Plan – Wow what a Game Changer!

I have waited quite a time for this plan but the wait has been worthwhile. It is perhaps the most fundamental change in thinking this city has proposed in the last 30 years – ever since the city centre regeneration work got under way.  So what is so radical about it.  Well for once it […]

Birmingham’s Green Spaces Living plan: An action plan or a coffee table book

Birmingham’s Green Spaces Living Plan is as usual a thorough document with great analysis; it cross refers to a weight of other strategies documents, partnerships and support groups but its shortest section is on Implementation and Funding; a section which to be honest I don’t understand. It has worthy aims and does show a few […]

Fantastic New Park in Birmingham

Just visited the new park in Eastside in Birmingham. Fantastic design, quality materials, lovely planting, quirky and fun. Very highest standards…best thing to happen in Birmingham for years More photos………

Birmingham’s Eastside: The last 10 years

Sometimes it is good to recap on progress as if one lives in a city…this passes one by. I remember visiting my home town of Nottingham for many years after I left and I used to judge the pace of change by how many new shops had opened on Mansfield Road (an inner city road […]

Cross Innovation

 Now this is blog post is not about when an Innovator gets angry and how it stimulates innovation; it is rather how working across sectors in the economy can lead to innovation. The concept of Cross Innovation is a major talking point now in Europe.  Europe has deep rooted economic problems and is looking to […]

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