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  • commentary (2008-07) Published 2/14/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • commentary (2008-06) Published 2/7/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • Complementary Accommodations Published 1/31/2008 at 10:46 p.m. 0 comments

    Whatever you do, don’t call it a convention center hotel. The proposed $78 million mixed-use development on the site of the old State Supreme Court building was announced last week with great fanfare. There were fancy renderings, a statement from ...

  • commentary (2008-05) Published 1/31/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • commentary (2008-04) Published 1/24/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • Two Tribes Published 1/17/2008 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The train wreck that is Knox County politics is nothing if not entertaining. The latest installment, barring another blow-up before this goes to print, came last week during County Commission’s monthly Agenda Committee meeting. Commissioner Greg “Lumpy” Lambert all but ...

  • commentary (2008-03) Published 1/17/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • commentary (2008-02) Published 1/10/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • TIFs the Season Published 1/3/2008 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments

    What should we change about Knoxville in 2008? Surprisingly, I’ve had a pretty hard time coming up with something, particularly with regard to my pet issues of downtown and center-city redevelopment.

  • commentary (2008-01) Published 1/3/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • commentary (2007-52) Published 12/27/2007 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • Urban Studies Published 12/20/2007 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments

    Despite being one of the Southeast’s oldest state universities, you won’t find any buildings dating back to the University of Tennessee’s founding on campus. For starters, despite the 1794 date on its seal, UT didn’t move to its current environs ...

  • commentary (2007-51) Published 12/20/2007 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • commentary (2007-50) Published 12/13/2007 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

  • The Procreative Class Published 12/6/2007 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Joel Kotkin, columnist and author of The City: A Global History, has carved out quite a niche for himself critiquing the hip factor of urban development trends. In fact, his frequent lampooning of the supposedly latte-loving “creative class” shtick of ...