Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 25th, 2015 1:12pm CDT | No Comments

TITLE: “What is the Sierra Club? What do we do? How to get involved.” CONTACTS: Dennis Lynch, dmlynch@alum.mit.edu, 901-213-6088 WHAT: Sierra Club Open Meeting- Presentation and fun activities to inform and engage the public in the variety of environmental activities the Sierra Club is active in. The meeting will include brief presentations, and fun  Speed […]

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by (RSS) Planning and Urban Design, Transportation | May 13th, 2015 3:01pm CDT | 2 Comments

As you know if you’ve read our past posts about the MPO, we consider its current structure unrepresentative because it is weighted to the suburbs and it is racially unbalanced.  As a result, the organization has poorly served the city at its core and its negative impact on Memphis will continue until it is reformed. […]

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by (RSS) Trends and Issues | May 11th, 2015 3:11pm CDT | 1 Comment

By Jimmie Covington Memphis lost about 21,000 residents to outward movement to other counties in the United States during 2010-2014, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The estimates reflect a strong continuation of net loss to outmigration that has been occurring for decades. Census and birth-death numbers reflected that about 80,000 more people […]

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The following was emailed to us by Gene Pearson, former director, Graduate Program for City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis, and he allows us to post it here: The Tennessee General Assembly could soon eliminate an important power Memphis has to control its destiny. Currently Memphis has the power to control zoning up to […]

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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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