Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Civil Rights | April 3rd, 2015 3:00pm CDT | No Comments

Our friend, Rhodes College associate professor of English Scott Newstok, has written the following article posted at Chapter 16 about Dr. Martin Luther King’s rhetorical gifts and the roots that run deep into his readings of the great philosophers, theologians, and thinkers.  As we approach the anniversary of Dr. King’s death, it’s a reminder of […]

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by (RSS) City of Memphis Government, Livability, Transportation | March 30th, 2015 3:32pm CDT | No Comments

To follow up this morning’s post about Riverside Drive, here’s an article by Kaid Benefield at Sustainable Cities Collective about the power of good street design to improve cities like Memphis:     Streets re-designed with all users in mind – pedestrians, transit users and bicyclists as well as drivers of motor vehicles – generally […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | March 24th, 2015 2:45pm CDT | 1 Comment

Sarah Petschonek, the brains behind Volunteer Odyssey, has come up with an innovative idea for Memphis:  the country’s first virtual volunteer fair.  Here’s the press release about it: It’s the first of its kind virtual volunteer fair and it’s officially available to Memphians. Volunteer Odyssey announced Tuesday their online volunteer fair, Volio. It started as […]

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We are grateful to Steve Lockwood, executive director of the 15-year-old Frayser Community Development Corporation, for this post. He has led the CDC’s work in this historic neighborhood annexed by Memphis in 1958 for about a dozen years and is recognized as a leader in his industry. By Steve Lockwood Cleveland Ohio recently announced they […]

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by (RSS) Neighborhoods, Poverty | March 6th, 2015 12:20am CDT | 8 Comments

              This post was written by Steve Lockwood, executive director of the 15-year-old Frayser Community Development Corporation.  He has led the CDC’s work in this historic neighborhood annexed by Memphis in 1958 for about a dozen years.  The work of the CDC is inspirational, it informs work in other […]

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