Special Research Centers & Institutes:
Special Initiatives, Projects & Partnerships:
- The Strengthening Communities Initiative is a grantmaking collaborative designed to build capacity in neighborhood and community
nonprofit organizations. This effort has also furthered the engaged scholarship activities
of university faculty, and is funded by United Way of the Mid-South, Community Foundation
of Greater Memphis, and the University of Memphis Research Foundation.
- Vance Avenue Collaborative
- 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
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.
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. 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
- 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
- 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)
- Index of Maps
- Memphis Grantmakers Forum
- A regional network of philanthropic individuals and organizations dedicated to responsible,
sustainable philanthropy in the Greater Memphis region.