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The Price Of Institutional Racism On House Values « Smart City...

         To understand the ugly face of institutional racism, we need only look to core Memphis neighborhoods where African American wealth has been systematically...

A Film For Our Times « Smart City Memphis

                Sarah Fleming (Cat and Fish) and Joann Selvidge (True Story Pictures), two award-winning Memphis filmmakers known for their outstanding work, are now collaborating...

Is Improvement In Youth Assessment Center In Name Only? « Smart...

              We continue to be concerned about the relentless march mobilized by the usual suspects to create the so-called Youth Assessment Center (we are...

It’s Concentrated Poverty, Not Gentrification, That’s The Problem « Smart City...

In light of questions to Archie Willis III about whether the transformational South City redevelopment is a “massive gentrification project,” we are reprising...

Population Growth No Economic Panacea « Smart City Memphis

           It seems that Memphis has no simple challenges.They include poverty, crime, education, economic growth, and mass incarceration, all of which require intense, concerted,...

Medical District’s New Streetscape Steps Toward A Better Future « Smart...

             Manassas facelift calms traffic and beautifies the StreetManassas Streetscape Celebration Event DetailsDate & Time: Wednesday, December 5th, 7am-9amLocations: Manassas at Washington, Manassas at...

Secrecy For EDGE Applicants Distracts From Real Answers « Smart City...

         Maybe our cynicism is showing, but the controversy about keeping secret the names of businesses that apply for EDGE tax freezes feels like...

Incarceration Rates and Law Officers « Smart City Memphis

         Jail Incarceration Rate – per 100,000 residents age 15-64 – 2015872.0 – Shelby County (Memphis)822.7 – Richmond VA834.7 – Orleans Parish (New Orleans)492.6...

Traffic Congestion No Drag On Economies And Jobs Growth « Smart...

Reposted from CNU’s Public Square, https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2018/06/06/congestion-can-be-good-study-reports:By Robert SteutevilleYogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager and renowned wordsmith, famously said, “Nobody goes...

Making The Most Of The New Economic Development Agreement « Smart...

        It’s early yet to tell clearly what definitive improvements to the economic development process there will be as a result of months and...

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