Neighborhood Revitalization and Urban Renewal in Memphis TN
Have you ever thought or went into depth about the new things that have be being brought into your neighborhood/ city? Well, I have been gathering research about Neighborhood Revitalization and Urban Renewal in Memphis, TN. While doing the research, I have contributed a lot of thing like the example about “Explore Bikes,” and how it has helped the community in a better way for people who don’t have cars or people with cars and just don’t have the money for gas. However, I want to give thanks to my partner Aiyana Keys, for giving her input on the renewals that have been brought into our city like; Crosstown Concourse, the River front attractions that are being brought, the movie theaters, and the new Aquarium that is being built. I have also contributed my time, hard work, creativity, and my dedication into getting my work done and research in for me and my partner.
What did me and my partner consider in our project and why? For one reason I can say, we incorporated the good things that has been being built because it came from nothing and it is bring joy, money, and people together as one. We also choose the things we did because even with the things that are happening and be renewed in our city there are still things that are not being done and notice around the city. We also wanted to touch on the fact on have the renewals are getting the youth involved; especially, Crosstown with “Crosstown High” which prepares students for college, career, and life through personalized learning plans and project-based learning; exposure to a diverse community; and critical relationships with our community partners in Crosstown Concourse and beyond. I also planned and interviewed someone that works with the company that developed “Explore Bikes” and that was to give an inside view on have the bikes has and will help further more in the future.
What do I think personally? I really believe the renewals that are happening in Memphis are very well and they are targeting everyone in the city because this is where we live and how we will have to continue to live by making the live and places of where we live better every day. Neighborhood Revitalization embraces an integrated, collaborative approach to community development. It helps coalition with neighborhood residents and partners to address the many elements that contribute to a higher quality of life, including health care, safety and economic development, in addition to housing. Neighborhood revitalization is the way of the future and is an essential element of better living.
How was the Group Dynamics? My partner and I worked well together even if it was a little disagreements here and there; however we never shut each other’s ideas down and threw them out we found a way to make it fit inside what we were developing as a whole. The work was also not just on me and not just on her it wasn’t even 50/50, we work together throughout the whole thing and didn’t miss a beat. We help each other and promoted each other in the things that we brought to the table. By ending this reflection I want to give a special shout out and thanks to my partner Aiyana Keys.