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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 10th, 2010 12:17am CDT | 1 Comment

A successful urban park should be a vibrant shared space full of people.  Designing one is a rather simple task when the design space is surrounded by pre-existing activities,  small businesses and adjacent neighborhoods-think of a vibrant town square park. What do you do when you want to bring people into a large unused space […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 26th, 2010 12:03am CDT | 3 Comments

My first post addressed the urgent need for a economic renewal of our inner cities.  In this post we look at an amazing precedence established in Spain that gives us inspiration to consider how we might achieve this type of economic transformation in Memphis. The Story of the Mondragon Corporation The year is 1941 and […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development | December 15th, 2009 2:07pm CDT | 7 Comments

My next few blog posts will focus on a corporation that single-handedly transformed an entire region suffering from economic depression. The story behind this corporation celebrates the magnificent achievement of the human spirit seen in one man’s courage to rescue a community from the economic ruin brought on by a civil war. However, first allow me […]

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