Thursday, August 16, 2007

Birmingham has a Master Plan!

This makes for interesting reading, not the least for the analysis of where Birmingham is with respect to other cities but also where it should strive to be in the future. One thought, as a "suburb of London" may not be well received by many Brummies but it actually makes a lot of sense now that the UK (London) is increasingly becoming a financial services powerhouse at the expense of everything else.

As usual, this report makes the case for improving transportation, particularly New Street Station, but also comments that a total integration of transport services would make the city a much better destination. That criticism seems to apply to just about every city in the World. An expansion of Metro into street car type services linking the various areas of an expanded city center would be a good start!

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