Tag: <span>MemphisRiverfront</span>

Common Edge / August 15, 2022

The Memphis Experience: Building a Park on a Tightrope

Our cities deserve parks that transcend our nation’s divisions. This means we must be bold in their creation. They have to be located in places where poor people can easily get to them and wealthy people can easily see them. They have to be alluring enough to attract people with money who can spend time wherever they choose and welcoming enough to attract people who don’t necessarily believe such places are meant for them. They have to be civil enough to convey the feeling of safety but not so restrictive that joy cannot be amply expressed. They have to reflect both the diversity of a community and the beliefs and values it holds in common.

Daily Memphian / October 7, 2021

Acclaimed artist creating major Tom Lee Park installation

An internationally acclaimed artist is creating artwork for Tom Lee Park that will ask visitors a profound question: Can you put the welfare of others ahead of yourself, like the great Tom Lee did in 1925 when the African American river worker risked his life to pull 32 people from the Mississippi?

Next City / March 10, 2021

You’ve Removed Your Confederate Statues — Now What?

It’s 2021 and Confederate symbolism is still on display in too many public places, from city parks to statehouses to the U.S. Capitol. Some communities across the country are taking action to remove Confederate symbols from public life—including from license plates, as mascots, and from state flags and public space.

CityCommentary / October 14, 2020

Equity and Parks

These past six months have been more challenging to downtowns than any I remember – and I’ve been working on, investing in and living in downtowns for almost half a century.  We are being asked to reconsider everything we believe about downtowns – why they are important, and how they work.