Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rose Fellows Preliminary Report on Memphis released January 17, 2014

  Rose Fellows Preliminary Report on Memphis  

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Designing the Medical Center for Creative Collisions

by Archie Willis III The Memphis Medical Center near Downtown is currently in the midst of a significant building boom. Major new facilities by Southwest Tennessee Community College, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Bioworks Foundation are underway or nearing completion, joining successful hospitals, clinics, educational institutions and many other great small businesses. Unfortunately, however, this area also contains underused public parks, vacant lots, and blighted eyesores that keep the district from meeting its full potential. Continue reading this Daily News article here…

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Land Use Experts Mull Possible Redevelopment Around the Medical Center

by Thomas Bailey Jr. Memphis’ medical district is a bustling expanse of hospitals, research centers and colleges employing 17,000 workers. Located around and even inside 14,000-acre district, however, are blocks of struggling commercial neighborhoods. Now, a project  is taking shape to look for ways the neighborhoods can ride the coattails’ of the medical center’s success. A half-dozen urban planners from across the nation Wednesday toured in and around the Memphis medical center. “Is it still an arena?” Llana Preuss, vice president of Smart Growth America, asked as the tour bus … Read More

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Malasri Promotes Importance of Young Memphis Leaders

by Richard J. Alley Jittapong “J.T.” Malasri, a civil engineer with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, says his father probably knew his son would go into the engineering field long before he himself did. And his father, Siripong Malasri, should know – he was the dean of the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University before returning to the classroom to teach and chair various departments. “Pretty much my career choices were civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or chemical engineering,” he said, adding that he chose “dirt and … Read More

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