Memphis Riverfront

Ensuring Equity in Memphis Riverfront Development

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.

September 1, 2019 - The Avenue (Brookings)

Scooter Share

Op-Ed: Cities, Get the Scooters Under Control

Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.

June 22, 2019 - The New York Times

Manassas Street Memphis

Memphis Street Goes on a Road Diet

Separated bike lanes and new pedestrian infrastructure have replaced traffic lanes on a mile of Manassas Street in Memphis.

June 4, 2019 - The Field (ASLA)

Nashville Tennessee

A Boom in Nashville, but Fast Growth Could Bring Problems

Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.

April 22, 2019 - The Guardian

Coal Mining

Coal, a Campaign Promise Unfulfilled

President Trump still touts coal and its return, but what’s happening in the real world suggests coal is on its way out for good.

February 22, 2019 - Intelligencer - New York Magazine

Nashville Tennessee

Nashville Scored an Amazon Prize, But the Long-Term Outcomes for the City Are Less Clear

Critics say the new operations facility will make some of the city’s problems even worse.

November 26, 2018 - Curbed


25-Year Regional Transit Plan Revealed for Nashville

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee announced the details of a new 25-year strategic plan.

August 18, 2016 - The Tennessean

How Much is a Tree Worth to a City?

Nate Berg reports on several recent pilot studies that have quantified the economic, aesthetic and energy saving benefits of urban trees and why the costs for replacing them can be formidable.

April 12, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

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