MEMFix Lessons

Neighborhood Economic Vitality

Build it and they will learn: lasting lessons from temporary MEMFix projects

Oct 14, 2014 | High Ground News

High Ground takes a look at the roots of the tactical urbanism movement in Memphis, beginning with the surprising success of Broad Avenue. With the support of adaptive city leadership and invigorated neighborhood stakeholders, each MEMFix has offered unique hands-on lessons.

“‘Our goal for the last five years has not only been to redevelop the building, but also to build community. Part of that is putting Crosstown as a neighborhood back on the mental map of Memphians,’ Richardson, an associate professor at the University of Memphis, said. ‘To be able to bring that many people to the neighborhood in a single day, I can’t praise the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team enough for organizing it, their vision and the creativity they put forth.'”

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