Nashville’s bid to build its first high-capacity transit line is dead, the Tennessean is reporting today. It’s a victory for the Koch brothers-funded local chapter of Americans for Prosperity and a defeat for the city’s near-term hopes of transitioning to less congested, more sustainable streets.
The project, known as the Amp, called for a 7-mile busway linking growing East Nashville to downtown and parts of the city’s west end. — streetsblog.org
Jason Young has been named the new director of the School of Architecture of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He becomes acting director on August 1.
Young, a researcher specializing in contemporary conditions of American urbanism, brings over twenty years of teaching experience to the College of Architecture and Design. He comes to Knoxville from the University of Michigan, where he was an associate professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. — The University of Tennessee - Knoxville's Archinect School Profile
Nearly ten years ago, Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton--the married co-founders of the architecture firm Curb--set out to build a home in downtown Knoxville. They ended up with roughly three: a trio of attached homes they call the Ghost Houses. Earlier this summer, the American Institute of Architects honored Curb for the project, including it in their 2012 Small Projects Awards [...]. — fastcodesign.com
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