A Proposal for Parkridge from the E. TN Community Design Center

I’ve found that people have widely divergent views of the kind of place they like to live in the city. Some like to live in an expensive, refined and completely developed area. Others like their part of town to be a bit more edgy and less polished. Often on this website we talk about urban […]

Wayne Blasius Named Executive Director of the Community Design Center

I’ve touched on the East Tennesee Community Design Center in previous articles, here and here, for example. It’s an organization I first encountered through an early Pehca Kucha presentation. The website¬†best describes what they do, “ETCDC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make East Tennessee a better place to live and work by […]

A Tale of Country Music Park and Two 200 Blocks

Last week a public meeting was held on the future of the sliver of city park at Summit and Gay. It’s generally talked about in terms of the missing 200 block of Gay Street. There were once buildings where the park is now located and on the surface parking lot across the street. Commerce formed […]

Pecha Kucha: Knoxville Creativity on Display

I attended my second Pecha Kucha event recently and was reminded of the many amazing Knoxvillians who surround us. This was the fifth edition of Knoxville Pecha Kucha, which appears to have found a home at Relix Theater in Happy Holler. The first rendition of the event, held a year-and-a-half ago found the event hosted […]