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Shopping for new life: The future of Memphis malls

The national decline of the quintessential enclosed shopping mall left Memphis with a number of abandoned shopping centers in need of a new future.   

Suzanne Carlson

Changing the way we get around

In a city as car-reliant as Memphis, getting people to explore alternate ways to travel is tough. But that's the task before Suzanne Carlson, who joined the Innovation Team this year. Along with a growing list of strategic partners, she is improving transit choices in Memphis, particularly for those dependent on public options.  

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Socially minded entrepreneurs help students excel

Memphis has been noted for its above-average charity; we are a city willing to give. That generosity is bleeding over into local start-ups, where entrepreneurs increasingly want to make money and do good at the same time.  

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21st century gold: the opportunity flowing in Memphis water

Local business, city and academic leaders agree that Memphis is sitting on top of and adjacent to its most vital resource – water. But how can the city best market, manage and sustain the system to stoke economic development across the Mid-South?  

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The path to connectivity: Greenprint maps a 25-year vision

After extensive planning on how to best connect major parks and greenspaces throughout the city, the Mid-South Regional Greenprint now hits its final review phase. The ambitious vision to better connect the communities of the Mid-South could have broad impact for the city, from environmental protection to economic development.
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