Our urbanized area is growing much faster than our population. Our economic centers move more and more out of our urban core and into fringes of our suburban neighborhoods, leaving abandoned storefronts and decaying neighborhoods throughout our city.
Unfettered growth and inequitable distribution of public investment have resulted in expensive and inefficient urban sprawl.
What's the Alternative to Sprawl?
Smart growth! By coming together as a community to create a shared vision for our city and region, we can make smart, intentional decisions about the kind of growth we want and where we want it.
Livable Memphis promotes public policies that encourage sustainable development and discourage urban sprawl. Smart public policies compel thoughtful investments in existing neighborhoods-- YOUR neighborhood!
A livable community is a place where all people can do the things they need to do efficiently and effectively. A livable community offers a variety of transportation options, from safe biking and walking to reliable public transit. Livable neighborhoods give residents easy access to shopping, recreation, education, and public services. Smart growth investments makes communities more livable according to their own goals and needs.
Livable Memphis partners with many stakeholders to promote a viable Memphis through healthy growth and development. These partnerships are critical to creating a shared vision and developing strategies to further that vision. Become a partner and make your neighborhood more livable!