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Brownsville on the Move: A Comprehensive Plan for Creating a More Vibrant, Sustainable, and Just Community

Comprehensive Plan:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Vance Avenue Collaborative

        Vance Avenue Community Transformation Plan

Vance Avenue Renaissance Plan (prepared by the Neighborhood Subcommitte)

        Preliminary Planning Framework

        Data Book



        WMCTV - Taking Back Our Neighborhoods

        Memphis Daily News coverage

        Grow Memphis coverage of the Vance Avenue Garden

        University of Memphis video overview

Strategies for Enhancing Resident Attraction to Brownsville, Tennessee

A report prepared by the students of PLAN 7007: Special Projects Studio (Spring 2010)

   Full Report


South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan

    Fact Sheet

    Executive Summary


    Display Boards


Memphis Music Magnet

The Memphis Music Magnet is an arts-based neighborhood revitalization concept (with a Memphis twist) developed by two planning courses in the Spring of 2008 and 2009.

The purpose of the Memphis Music Magnet is to create neighborhood level change by attracting and supporting musicians and the music industry in Memphis, and incorporate music as a tool for community engagement.

University Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan

Prepared by students in the Comprehensive Planning Studio class during the Fall semester of 2007.  Students worked with a variety of groups from throughout the University Neighborhood to create a plan to guide future development over the course of the next couple of decades.

    Visit the University Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan Web site

    Download the plan [pdf]

Frayser: A Turning Point

A report on transportation issues in Frayser prepared by the students of PLAN 7006: Comprehensive Planning Studio (Fall 2006).

            Full Report       Maps

Crossroads: The Economics of Cities (blog)

Student /faculty blog that explores the relationship between city planning, public finance, urban economics, and the fiscal health of communities.

Fiscal Issues in Community & Economic Development

An e-text authored by the students of PLAN 7011: Financing Community Development (Spring 2006)

CSX Potential Light Rail Transit Supportive Development: Corridor Concepts and Site Designs

Prepared by the students of PLAN 7008: Site Planning (Fall 2004)

Full Report        Presentation (Part 1 / Part 2)

Frayser Futures: A Comprehensive Plan for Growth and Development

Prepared for the Frayser Community Association and the Frayser Community Development Corporation by the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning, with assistance from the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and the Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development. (Spring 2003)

Report             Index of Maps

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