City of Grit, Part 3

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.

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City of Grit, Part 2

The city’s Blight Elimination Charter is one of the most comprehensive clean-up plans in decades. It also relies on the participation of nonprofit groups, private entities and even other governments.

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City of Grit: Part 1

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.

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