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Knoxville Regional
Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main St, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902

email: contact@planeasttn.org
phone: (865) 215-2500
fax: (865) 215-2068

A Framework for Action: Public Input Round 4 Begins May 28

Posted 05/23/2013

PlanET’s fourth round of public input shifts from discussing how community members would like the region to be in the future to evaluating ways to make those ideas a reality.

Over the last 18 months, PlanET has asked residents to share their visions for East Tennessee. The strength of the volunteer spirit is evident in the number of people who have answered that call; nearly 6,000 people have helped shape a vision for the future of the region.

Four central themes emerged at the heart of this vision:

  • Build strong towns
  • Grow quality places
  • Improve health of people and places
  • Expand choices for all

Over the next month, PlanET will ask for help again; seeking thoughts on the best approaches to help the region turn this vision into reality.

What is the best way to grow more local food and support agriculture in the region? What are the best ways to expand transportation and housing options for all of our community members? How does the region grow dynamic, walkable destinations in suburban centers? Round four participants will be asked to answer these questions and more.

From May 28 through June 28, community members will be asked to evaluate a set of goals and objectives that will serve as the framework for the development of an action strategy, which will serve as a guide for communities—and the region as a whole—as they seek to reach their vision for 2040.

To encourage as much participation as possible, PlanET will offer two ways to provide input. Individuals may visit the PlanET website (http://www.planeasttn.org) and work through the materials online anytime they want, anywhere they want. Neighborhood associations, civic organization, or other groups can hold a Meeting in a Box at a time and location of their choice and with or without a PlanET facilitator.

Details of each method are available on the PlanET website.

Contact Sherith Colverson, (865) 215-4396 or sherith.colverson@planeasttn.org, to schedule a Meeting in a Box or for questions about how to use the online community input tool.

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