October 5, 2019, 11am PDT
The proposed fee on households with multiple vehicles would generate $9 million to improve the region’s transit system.
September 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Called a 'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt.
September 1, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the city’s biggest assets is its riverfront, but equity and inclusion need to be an important part of what development brings to residents and communities.
June 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Separated bike lanes and new pedestrian infrastructure have replaced traffic lanes on a mile of Manassas Street in Memphis.
October 5, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Memphis, Tennessee is in the middle of an understated boom focused on downtown development and adaptive reuse.
December 25, 2017, 5am PST
A victory for local control: Memphis city leaders found a way to rid their city of two racist monuments, over the objection of the State Legislature.
October 4, 2017, 8am PDT
In 2019, the city of Memphis will enter its third century with, hopefully, an ambitious new vision for public transit in place.
August 31, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Memphis is ready to expand its transit system, spending $30 million a year in annual operating cost to add 200,000 service hours to the Memphis Area Transit Authority system.
April 9, 2017, 9am PDT
Memphis hopes its coordinated action plan on blight can be a model for cities nationwide.
February 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
February 13, 2017, 1pm PST
After decades of sprawl, Memphis begins to reconsider its growth pattern and chart a new course towards fiscal sustainability.
September 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Streetsblog USA has been keeping close tabs on the bus system in Memphis, recently noticing signs of progress from the local transit agency, MATA.
September 15, 2016, 7am PDT
A $40 million investment is being split between four cities—Memphis, Chicago, Akron, and Detroit—with the hopes of making big impacts for the community by revitalizing and/or repurposing exiting civic spaces.
July 1, 2016, 5am PDT
It will only take us two-and-a-half minutes to catch you up on the big planning news from the last week of June.
June 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Though it's been 35 years since its last comprehensive plan, the city of Memphis hopes to start updating its comprehensive plan every five to ten years.
March 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Places Journal has launched a series titled "The Inequality Chronicles." Expect high-quality longform articles.
December 29, 2015, 11am PST
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
November 25, 2015, 10am PST
The unions of two groups sometimes pitted against each other in seeking their agenda for the bus system in Memphis have joined together against a common foe: the management of the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
November 7, 2015, 1pm PST
Residents who put in the effort of maintaining vacant property will have their hard work rewarded and will be offered the opportunity to purchase the property.
November 3, 2015, 9am PST
In an interview with Crosstown Concourse's Todd Richardson, Thriving Cities explores the challenges of revitalizing and transforming Memphis' old Sears Roebuck Building.