Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Livability, Talent | October 21st, 2014 12:34am CDT | 1 Comment

Somehow, we missed this speech by our friend Carol Coletta few months ago but it seems timely for Memphis with its emphasis on talent, opportunity, and quality of place.  (Bolded passages are ours.) Carol Coletta, vice president of community and national initiatives, delivered a keynote address at the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium in Gary, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 8th, 2014 3:01pm CDT | No Comments

We write often here about some troubling rankings for Memphis, but here’s one that we can be proud of.  Memphis is listed in the top 10 of most charitable cities, and it’s a distinction we’ve had for years. From Huffington Post: Turns out, you don’t need deep pockets to lead the way in charitable giving […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 8th, 2014 2:00pm CDT | No Comments

We write often here about some troubling rankings for Memphis, but here’s one that we can be proud of.  Memphis is listed in the top 10 of most charitable cities, and it’s a distinction we’ve had for years. From Huffington Post: Turns out, you don’t need deep pockets to lead the way in charitable giving […]

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by (RSS) Livability, Transportation | October 6th, 2014 2:18pm CDT | No Comments

From CityLab: Here’s a post by Jeff Speck, who, with Nelson Nygaard, recommended changing Riverside Drive to two lanes  (although his recommendation was different that what was implemented): Let’s make “10 not 12!” a new mantra for saving our cities and towns. When state DOTs bring streets through cities, they apply highway standards (above, Okeechobee […]

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by (RSS) Trends and Issues | October 3rd, 2014 3:00pm CDT | No Comments

Note:  Earlier this week, we posted a story about the out-migration of people from Memphis and Shelby County previously published in The Best Times  byJimmie Covington, our resident expert on Census data.  We’re following it up with this post from The Best Times about the out-migration of African-Americans from Memphis. Numbers from the last four decennial […]

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