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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

Regional Outreach Series 1:  Strengths and Challenges

Meeting in a Box

Outreach Series 1 Meeting in Box focused on the strengths and challenges of the East Tennessee Region and on specific community the participants reside in. Over 200 people from 20 organizations participated in this first round of input gathering via a Meeting in Box.

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Regional Outreach Series 1 Meeting in a Box Results

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Meeting Date: 2/2/2012
Host: Elizabeth Eason Architecture
Group: Table 1
Participants: 6
Community Strengths:
  1. Proximity to wilderness
  2. Walkable & Bikeable
  3. Culture: Music & People
Regional Strengths:
  1. Proximity to Parks, mountains, trails, and other outdoor opportunities
  2. Potential for green businesses to grow
  3. Farmers markets and growing opportunities for local and sustainable food
Community Challenges:
  1. Pollution of the rivers and creeks
  2. Visual blight - tree shredding, billboards, above-ground utilities, need for sign controls (consistency in regulations)
  3. Controlling sprawl and increasing density; a lot of vacant lots and surface parking
Regional Challenges:
  1. Protect hillsides and pollution: water, air and light
  2. Lack of preservation (farm & wilderness conservation)
  3. Poverty

Changed at: 4/10/2012 2:57 PM Changed by: Sherith Colverson
Created at: 4/10/2012 2:51 PM Created by: Sherith Colverson
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