It’s always good to have something to look forward to, so we hope you’ll agree with us that a week’s worth of blog posts by one of our favorite people, John Lawrence, does just that.

John is a regular guest blogger here, and he always offers a provocative, thought-provoking look at Memphis and offers new ideas about our city. Next week, he will be posting here every day, and as usual, we can promise that he will make you think.  That’s not too surprising since he’s one of the smartest people on city issues that we know.

John has a unique balance of real estate, urban planning, marketing and agency management experience that informs his commentaries.  He is now a Memphis consultant on economic and community development after serving as president of Downtown Jackson (MS) Partners for six years.  Prior to his Jackson gig, he was planning director at Center City Commission and a marketing representative and market analysis for Trammell Crow.

We hope you’ll join in next week as John leads a discussion of some important Memphis issues.