Birmingham’s Comprehensive Plan: Four Years After the Launch

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Birmingham rolled out its Comprehensive Plan in 2012 as an effort to tackle some of the issues plaguing the city’s economic and community health. Since then, Birmingham has seen commercial development increase and some neighborhoods revitalized. But some feel that the city’s residents are worse off now than they were before the plan was implemented. More on this and other news from Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper WELD.

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.

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