Wow, "Effectively we sought out world-class design and then went about mucking it up. Memphis suffers from a huge design esthetic deficit. We often rely of people who are not equipped to make urban design decisions." You have really said a mouthful here. I might add to this...Don't you think that if we had a real transit system (other real cities run their transit later-thus getting more jobs in their cities) our most popular line shuts down at 6:00Pm on Sundays and that line should have double buses. We met with MATAs' GM Wm Hudson and Dr. Tom Fox on 9/12/2012 but little was accomplished in the meeting. We have a Power Point call me at 901-864-8218 or email me at email@example.com and I will get this to you...
Take a look at this it is a 4 out of 10 rating for our schools...http://www.greatschools.org/tennessee/memphis/
Yes how many millions of dollars would Tennessee have gotten by now if gambling like our neighbors (Arkansas, and Mississippi) have. Why can't this be done? Couldn't some of this $ be able to go to our schools which certainly are not leading the nation right now?
I think that John Speck is "Right On" on all of his comments made in the Flyer "Fixing the Riverfront" I would like to add to this too, one of the things that Memphis really needs(other than a tourist map of the area with size 2 Font) is a mural set just west of the Spaghetti Warehouse on the 210 meter by 3 meter high wall at Henry Turley's River Crest properties. (This would be next to the Riverfront Trolley Line). I have spoken to Wayne Dowdy (in my opioion- the best Memphis Historian) he has given to me a list of items that could go onto this wall. Also we would have the MATA System Map and local Highway map too. We, of course want tourists to come here, but we also want them to know that Mid-South has more to offer than just Beale Street and Graceland.
By Toby Sells and Chris Shaw
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