The Regions Foundation and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative Wednesday announced a new...Read More
Thumbnail: Memphis 3.0 won’t succeed unless all public boards like Land Use Control Board contributes to its success. Office of Planning and Development planners are doing their part, but they can’t do it alone.Read More
Thumbnail: The Byhalia Pipeline mobilizes a well-funded PR and government lobbying program to convince Memphians to sell out their neighbors in Boxtown and Southwest Memphis. Amid the flurry of talking points, one answer is missing: how does this pipeline help the people of Boxtown?Read More
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Since 2005, this has been Smart City Consulting’s blog with the aim of connecting the dots and providing perspective on issues and policies shaping Memphis. Editor and primary author is Tom Jones, columnist, author of two books, and consultant on public policy. Smart City Memphis was called one of the most intriguing blogs in the U.S. by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change; The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal wrote that “Smart City Memphis provides some of the most well-thought-out thinking about Memphis’ past, present, and future you’ll find anywhere,” and the Memphis Flyer said: “This incredibly well-written blog sets out to solves the city’s ills – from the mayor to MATA – with out-of-the-box thinking, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ideas. If you have questions, submissions, or ideas for posts, please email Tom Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.