How about events on the Green Ways? ie Art festivals, etc. It would be a good way to get people out on the Green Ways and make a day out of it. Trunk sales, etc...
Is there a way the city can build and/or promote more green parks with shade trees, flower beds, walking trails, etc?
When I search for parks in Huntsville, I basically only see ball parks. While not bad, these don't beautify the city.
To see how this has been done locally, check out Decatur's parks.
I know that we can drop glass off right now at the Recyclery but I also know that a lot of people - even those who use their blue bins for other recyclables - aren't doing it because it's simply not convenient. This means that there is a lot of glass that's being sent to the green garbage bins. I'm aware of the argument/point that carbon footprint wise, because our glass has to go all the way to ATL for recycling, ...more »
“Silicone South” – Huntsville, Alabama Establish a “Hudson-Alpha” type complex featuring startup-tech-companies. The abandoned Wal-Mart building at the corner of Drake and Memorial Parkway seems an ideal location for a start. The idea is based on the “Silicon Prairie” report about a start-up complex in Lincoln Nebraska. The report aired on CBS TV News Feb. 25, 2016 See it here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/silicon-prairie-great-plains-midwest-startup-tech-companies-entrepreneurs/ ...more »
A gondola system would provide much needed public transportation between major nodes of Huntsville. The implementation would be easier (and likely cheaper) than any type of train due to the reduced ground footprint. In addition, this could become an attraction of its own. There are a few examples of this type of public transportation. Green power could even be incorporated to run the stations.
I would love to see urban farming take root in Huntsville. However, I would particularly like to see it happen in low-income neighborhoods. These areas are susceptible to becoming food deserts (little to no access to whole foods) and rely heavily on processed foods. Many of these neighborhoods have abandoned properties that would be ideal locations for urban farms. In Birmingham, Jones Valley Urban Farm allows residents ...more »
There should be more green roofs around this city. Huntsville really has a great oppurtunity to increase the amount of green space and be a leader of the green roofing movement in the South East.
Not only do green roofs help with heating and cooling costs of buildings, they also help with ground water run off and remove some of the unsightly concrete from our city's skyline.
With all the federal protected land around the river why not build a zoo or an aquarium. Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, and Chattanooga all have zoos, Aquariums or both. Instead of Huntsville spending 40 million on a new baseball stadium, why not build a nice family zoo.
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Huntsville is truly blessed by being near a major scenic river, the Tennessee River. There has been a lot of discussion on LinkedIn lately on bringing a riverboat cruise to our city. This could also tie us closer with our neighbor cities along the river. As an added option, this boat could carry a casino. A lot of cities have casinos nearby that exist legally because they are in the water. Many people in Huntsville ...more »
More sustainable living health and energy conscientious: Educate residents about how to live the most sustainable lifestyle and promote creative/design schools, contributing to forward-thinking innovation, more bike friendly micro-communities, wind power, biofuels (B20 biodiesel), hydropower, green space and roof top plant life, LEED certified (solar panels on homes, business, shaded parking, etc.), large scale compost ...more »
How about a solar roadway? This is cutting edge technology and would help reinforce Huntsville's high-tech reputation. Companies and individuals looking to move here would see Huntsville as a progressive, forward thinking place to be.
I live 1/2 mile from the Aldridge Creek Greenway and love it. The walking and bike path is a fantastic resource for exercise and transportation. My only lament is the lack of destinations available and connections. Extending the creek trail all the way to the Target shopping center should be a quick solution to the connections problem.