Community engagement on planning subjects is fraught with the potential for boredom and political conflict. The former mayor of Chattanooga recounts lessons gained while combating those possibilities over a 40-year career.
Jul 10, 2015 Governing - City Accelerator
Consultant teams collaborate to provide both in-person and online engagement opportunities, and the city sees an impressive response.
Jul 9, 2015 EngagingCities
2014-15 was a banner fiscal year for development in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.
Jul 3, 2015 Nashville Business Journal
Memphis' Beale Street is famous as a home of the blues and one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Even so, been it's mismanaged and is often empty. With some conflicts settled, the city hopes to realize the street's value as a civic asset.
Jul 2, 2015 New York Times
Telecom companies don’t want to compete with local governments to provide Internet to residents, but a recent rule by the federal government allows them to do just that. Pushback has come from an unlikely source: state attorneys general.
Jul 1, 2015 Pacific Standard
Opponents of the capital investment plan rejected the plan on the basis that it focused too much on the downtown area.
Jun 11, 2015 The New York Times
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
May 26, 2015 Chattanooga Times Free Press
A transformative project is in the works for the South End neighborhood of Downtown Memphis.
Mar 30, 2015 The Daily News (Memphis)
As affordable housing and its related challenges—gentrification, preservation, and displacement, for example—become more challenging in Nashville, candidates in the city's 2015 race must take a stand on the issue or risk alienating voters.
Mar 16, 2015 The Tennessean
Nashville often gets left out of the national conversation about housing affordability and displacement. The challenge, however, has led the city's planning department to launch an effort to develop an inclusionary zoning policy for the Music City.
Feb 27, 2015 The Tenessean