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Walking in Memphis

I’ll be taking a longer-than-usual hiatus from writing here to focus on the upcoming AICP exam and some other endeavors. I will still be posting interesting videos, blurbs and links that inspire me, though – including this video which Street Sense brought to my attention.

Grass roots, community led revitalization of Broad Street in Memphis. A few buckets of paint, some pop up shops, and entrepreneurial spirit did more to bring a neighborhood back to life than hundreds of millions of dollars of highway building and decades of tourist-centric economic development efforts by “experts”.

If the infrastructure is right, suddenly, the neighborhood is right.

Finally, check out the new Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Plan, and thanks to all the residents of Southeast Baltimore who helped put the plan together.