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Huntsville Development News is written by James Vandiver, an urban planner with an engineering degree who works for the City of Huntsville, and a lifelong Huntsvillian who loves anything that involves maps, transportation, and planning. Using primitive illustrations and loads of sarcasm, he brings news, "visionary, but not too visionary" ideas and moderate insights on urban planning in an Alabama city that is very suburban in nature, and whose public is deprived of information and a voice on the subject.

All of the info here can be found on the Web, free of charge to anyone who is interested. Sources include local and regional newspapers, real estate websites, forums, other blogs, and people like you.

The opinions expressed on this blog are solely James', and not the opinions of the City of Huntsville, or any other organization or person he may be affiliated with. You can email James at huntsville_development@yahoo.com