One of the Action Items of the Blight Elimination Steering Team’s Code Enforcement Committee for this year was to “determine and report the top ten code violators by volume in the City.” In accordance with this action item, the first Top 10 Code Violators list has been compiled and published raising awareness for some of the city’s most negligent property owners and in what neighborhoods are these properties. The data used for this report comes from the Memphis Property Hub…
The following presentations were made by members of the various committees and working groups of the Blight Elimination Steering Team (BEST) at the second annual Memphis Neighborhood Blight Elimination Summit on May 17, 2017. Right-click the title of each workshop below to download a PDF of the presentation. How Can We Use Data To Improve Outcomes In Memphis? Reclaim & Reuse Vacant Land and Buildings Addressing Blighted Properties in Your Neighborhood: A Do-It-Yourself Workshop
Blight-fighters from throughout the greater Memphis community are invited to attend the second annual Memphis Blight Elimination Summit, taking place on Wednesday, May 17. The summit will begin with lunch program at 11:00am Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando Street, and includes a series of workshops offering useful skill-building opportunities and resources from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 North Front Street. Registration is now open at Memphis.uli.org/event/2nd-annual-memphis-blight-elimination-summit/. “Vacant, abandoned, and nuisance properties…
Every Memphis neighborhood has a unique character, sometimes the result of hard work by residents, and sometimes from the hard work of code enforcement officers. On its surface, blight takes the form of an aesthetic problem. But it’s one that generates an enormous amount of work for local government. Click here to hear the full story.
Sure, there’s plenty of bad graffiti out there, along with enough dilapidated buildings to keep bulldozers busy for years. But let’s face it: How many times have you stopped to Instagram a great piece of street art – legal or otherwise? Could Memphis actually be a beautiful city? Click here the hear the full story.
Janine Heiner Buchanan has an eye for spotting trouble. As managing director of Safeways, she advises apartment managers and landlords on safety and quality of life issues. She says she can predict a rise in the crime rate simply by eyeballing the scenery. One thing she’s learned in this job: if it looks gritty, it attracts grit.
Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. was very proud to co-host Rip Rapson, President of the Kresge Foundation, on his recent visit to Memphis to discuss his vision for a new, more effective brand of urban engagement.