Alabama Counts!

Governor Ivey designated ADECA as the lead state agency for 2020 Census outreach in Alabama. For the past several months, ADECA has led the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Initiative. The one-time grant funding is to be expended by ADECA, in coordination with the State Department of Education, to assist local community outreach efforts designed to…[Read More]

RPCGB Awards Grant for Sidewalk Project in Locust Fork

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham recently awarded the town of Locust Fork, Alabama a $640,000 competitive grant for a nearly three-quarter-mile-long sidewalk project that will help give the town an opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles. Head over to The Blount Countian to read more about this grant and the sidewalk project coming to Locust Fork!

RPCGB Partners with the UAB TRIP Lab

The UAB TRIP (Translational Research for Injury Prevention) Lab, established in 2009 by Dr. Despina Stavrinos, is committed to gaining a better understanding of the psychological aspects of transportation-related injury through multi-disciplinary research and translating those findings to the practice of injury prevention and control. Investigation of distraction as a major risk factor for motor…[Read More]

Birmingham wants public input on Complete Streets proposal

A plan is in the works, to re-design Birmingham streets to accommodate the needs of people, not just cars. Birmingham city leaders moved closer to making the “complete street” plans a reality. That means each sidewalk and street would be able to accommodate everyone from walkers and joggers, to cyclists and those with disabilities. “Complete…[Read More]

Plans in the works to make Birmingham more bicycle friendly – Via WBRC 6

Almost every day Hunter Garrison takes his bike to work. “I ride it most days. I do still have a car so if it’s raining I might cheat. I commute most days back and forth from Crestwood to downtown,” says Garrison. He is one of the cycling enthusiasts behind a plan to make Birmingham more…[Read More]

Principal Planner Lindsay Smith Puckett Named Top 40 Under 40!

  The Birmingham Business Journal has revealed their annual 40 under 40 list. And we are proud to announce that one of our own is being recognized! Lindsay Smith Puckett, Principal Planner is recognized this year as one of Birmingham’s brightest, young stars in business. The RPC is extremely proud of Lindsay and this outstanding…[Read More]

B Active Plan: Moving forward to make Birmingham a better place to bike!

B Active Plan: Moving forward to make Birmingham a better place to bike! In order to provide a network of roads and off-street trails that are safe, connected and accessible, the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) initiated a planning process in April 2017 to develop the Birmingham Regional Active Transportation Plan, or the…[Read More]

Heart of Homewood Plan Kickoff!

  The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the City of Homewood are excited to announce the kickoff for the Heart of Homewood Plan – the branded name for the Downtown Homewood Master Plan. To learn more about the study area boundary click here.   Interested in learning more about the plan? Head over to…[Read More]

LUCA Presentation August 3, 2017

The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) operation provides an opportunity for tribal, federal, state, and local governments to review and improve the address lists and maps used to conduct the 2020 Census. Within this program, the Census Bureau provides address lists and maps to governmental entities for review and update. A more accurate Census…[Read More]

Alabama Communities of Excellence

The cities of Jasper and Oneonta have each been named an Alabama Community of Excellence. Their graduation ceremony was held at the opening session of the Alabama League of Municipalities convention on May 20th. ACE is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides technical assistance to select communities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 18,000 that helps…[Read More]