Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Forgotten No. 5

Fred Smith recently laid out an excellent list of core public responsibilities that Memphis should focus on:
  1. Public safety

  2. Education

  3. Efficiency

  4. Economic Development
I got one more:
  1. Physical Form -- the built, cultivated and natural form of Memphis.
Beyond the effect it has on Mr. Smith's 4 areas (for instance, sprawl's effect on safety and efficiency, blight and banality's effect on safety and development), I simply believe our streets should radiate Memphis' humble greatness.

Court Square from the Lincoln-American Tower

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Anonymous Dave Reid said...

I'd also argue that #5 impacts #1 very directly as well. A better built environment can be a safer environment too.

1:08 PM  

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