Central Highlands

Studios of the Creative Class

The design of work spaces has evolved rapidly in urban areas with changing technologies and business goals of the new century. A number of...

Retrofitting Suburbia

Three Alabama towns are robust examples of New Urbanism — traditional communities designed to be practical rather than nostalgic. One was named the National Association of Homebuilders’ 2014 Community of the Year.

Luring Outdoor Enthusiasts

A new recruiting tool, the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program seeks out students who love fishing and hunting.

A New Vision for Samford

Samford University, a private, Christian institution based in the Birmingham area community of Homewood, is in growth mode as it celebrates...

Bluewater Paddling on a Green River

The mighty Cahaba River has serene views of diverse wildlife.   A river runs through the heart of Alabama, providing a...

Making Solar Real in Alabama

Just a few years ago Rob Ozols, founder and chief executive officer of Vulcan Solar Power in Birmingham, had attained a coveted...

Smartphone Groceries

ABOVE “Life has plenty of demands already — jobs, family, so many things. Fitting in time to go buy groceries...

A Grand Hotel Venture

The house sits on a small hill surrounded by fast-food restaurants and discount stores. A glorious link to Anniston’s 19th-century past, ...

Social Entrepreneurs at Work

Back in 2012, a friend invited Birmingham banker Barry Morehead on a trip to Bangalore, India, to advise a group of...

Tranquil Turnabout

An autumn-filtered slant of late afternoon light suffuses skies over Pursell Farms with a deeper azure hue, contrasting with foliage turning to gold...

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