Public invited to learn about “retrofitting suburbia” to create healthier, vibrant places


Public invited to learn about “retrofitting suburbia” to create healthier, vibrant places

Presentation part of walkability speaker series

 Knoxville, Tenn. — The public is invited to attend one of two free presentations by Ellen Dunham-Jones, a leading authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment. Her presentation “Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century Challenges” explores how the design of where we live affects public health, economic vitality and sustainability; and will take place on two evenings in April:

  • Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m., at the Farragut Town Hall Community Room, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, and
  • Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m., at the University of Tennessee Art and Architecture Auditorium, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. Parking is available after 5 p.m. in staff lot 23.

 

“Ellen presents insightful, applicable examples on how our suburbs can be transformed into places that help people be more physically active while supporting economic vitality,” said Knox County Health Department (KCHD) Director Dr. Martha Buchanan. “Her visit is an excellent opportunity for developers, elected officials and residents to learn about what communities around the country are doing to create healthy, engaging places while activating the most powerful assets in their neighborhoods.”

The event is free, but the public is asked to register by calling 865-215-5170 or by visiting http://tinyurl.com/WSSPublic-RetrofittingSuburbia.

An award-winning architect, Dunham-Jones is a professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she coordinates the Master of Science program in Urban Design. She has served in several national leadership roles including Board Chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, AIA Design and Health Leadership Group, and the Hanley Wood Sustainability Council. She is the co-author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.” She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Princeton University. Her research intersects trends in contemporary theory, health and real estate development, and has been featured in the New York Times as well as on TED, PBS and NPR.

 Dunham-Jones’ presentation is part of a speaker series coordinated by KCHD, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and East Tennessee Quality Growth, and is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health. The series focuses on how the built environment impacts population health and economic vitality.

 

Built environment factors that contribute to poor health was an area of concern in KCHD’s 2014-2015 Community Health Assessment. It’s well documented that the built environment influences public health, especially in relation to chronic disease – the burden of which can be reduced through an active lifestyle and proper nutrition. However, many urban and suburban environments are not well designed to facilitate healthy behaviors or create the conditions for good health.

 About Knox County Health Department:

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is a governmental agency dedicated to making every person a healthy person. As the first health department in Tennessee to achieve national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board, KCHD’s mission is to encourage, promote and assure the development of an active, healthy community through innovative public health practices. The organization conducts disease surveillance, prevention and control; emergency preparedness; nutrition and physical activity promotion; tobacco use prevention; health equity promotion; immunizations; and much more. For more information, visit www.knoxcounty.org/health.

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Public Notice – Aviso Publico


Public Notice – Aviso Publico

Organización de Planificación del Transporte Regional Knoxville

Reunión del Comité Técnico, 11 de abril de 2017

El Comité Técnico de la Organización de Planificación del Transporte (TPO) Regional Knoxville se reunirá el martes 11 de abril a las 9:00 a.m. en la Sala denominada  Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Visite http://www.knoxtrans.org/meeting para mirar las agendas preliminares y finales o comuníquese con TPO si desea una copia de la Agenda final. Si necesita asistencia o acomodo para una discapacidad, por favor notifique a TPO tres días hábiles antes de la reunión y estaremos encantados de trabajar con usted en cualquier petición razonable.

865-215-2694 o dori.caron@knoxtrans.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Technical Committee Meeting, April 11, 2017

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Technical Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 11th at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.  Visit www.knoxtrans.org/meeting for preliminary and final Agendas or contact the TPO if you would like a copy of the final Agenda.  If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability please notify the TPO three business days in advance of the meeting and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

865-215-2694 or dori.caron@knoxtrans.org.



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Dirigente Republicana local urge al Senado Aprobación de nuevo Juez Superior


Memphis, Tenn. — Linda Buckles, presidenta de la Federación de Mujeres Republicanas

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Linda Buckles

de Tennessee, se unió al resto de los miembros de la Junta Directiva de la Federación Nacional de Mujeres Republicanas para aprobar una resolución instando al Senado a confirmar al candidato para la Corte Suprema, juez Neil Gorsuch, en una reunión celebrada en el Peabody Hotel de esta ciudad.   Los congresistas de Tennessee Marsha Blackburn y David Kustoff, junto con el presidente del Partido Republicano de Tennessee Scott Golden, estuvieron entre los invitados.

 

Cabe recordar que uno de los mensajes centrales que la congresista Blackburn
difundió y sin duda le ayudó a ganar las elecciones al Congreso fue de linea fuerte contra los inmigrantes indocumentados. Tema que catapulta a los politicos que se entregan a su uso como parte de su plataforma, asi como lo hizo el presidente Trump.

La señora Buckles se unió a más de 150 Mujeres líderes republicanas de todo el país en mostrar apoyo unánime para Gorsuch.


AVISO PUBLICO

 

Organización de Planificación de Transporte Regional Knoxville

Reunión de la Junta Ejecutiva, 22 de marzo de 2017

 

La Junta Ejecutiva de la Organización de Planificación de Transporte (TPO) Regional Knoxville se reunirá el miércoles 22 de marzo a las 9:00 a.m. en la Sala de Pequeña Asamblea del Edificio de la Ciudad / Condado, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Visite http://www.knoxtrans.org/meeting para las agendas preliminares y finales o comuníquese con la TPO si desea una copia de la Agenda final. Si necesita asistencia o acomodo para una discapacidad, por favor notifique a TPO tres días hábiles antes de la reunión y estaremos encantados de trabajar con usted en cualquier petición razonable.

865-215-2694 o dori.caron@knoxtrans.org.

 

 

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The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, March 22nd at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.  Visit www.knoxtrans.org/meeting for preliminary and final Agendas or contact the TPO if you would like a copy of the final Agenda.  If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability please notify the TPO three business days in advance of the meeting and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

865-215-2694 or dori.caron@knoxtrans.org.

 


 

ORGANIZACIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN DEL TRANSPORTE

 REGIONAL KNOXVILLE

 

SOLICITUD DE PROYECTOS

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La Organización de Planificación del Transporte (TPO) Regional Knoxville está solicitando proyectos que serán financiados a través de la sección 5310 de la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA), Sección 5310-Movilidad Mejorada de Personas Mayores y Personas con Discapacidades (Movilidad Mejorada). Los proyectos pueden incluir tanto servicios operativos como compras de vehículos. Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro que atienden a las personas mayores o discapacitadas pueden ser elegibles para solicitar financiamiento para furgonetas (Van) o minibuses que sirven a sus clientes. El personal de TPO administrará el proceso de selección de proyectos. La Junta Ejecutiva de TPO tomará las decisiones finales de adjudicación. La financiación se realizará a través de la Comisión de Planificación Metropolitana del Condado de Knox (MPC), la agencia contratante de la TPO. La Solicitud de Proyectos completa se puede encontrar en el sitio web de TPO visitando http://www.knoxtrans.org.

Las propuestas deben presentarse a las 4:00 p.m. (EST) del viernes 24 de marzo de 2017. Las propuestas deben enviarse a:

 Mr. Doug Burton, Principal Planner

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main Street, Suite 403 – Knoxville, TN 37902

865-215-3824 or doug.burton@knoxmpc.org

 

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KNOXVILLE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION

 

CALL-FOR-PROJECTS

 

Federal Transit Administration

Knoxville Urban Area

Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Funding

 

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is soliciting projects to be funded through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) urban area Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Enhanced Mobility) funding.  Projects can include both operating services and vehicle purchases.  Non-profits who serve the elderly or persons who are disabled may be eligible to apply for funding for vans or mini-buses that serve their clients.  The TPO staff will administer the project selection process.  The TPO Executive Board will make the final award decisions.  Funding will occur through the Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), the contracting agency for the TPO. The complete Call-for-Projects can be found on the TPO website at www.knoxtrans.org.

 

Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Proposals should be sent to:

Mr. Doug Burton, Principal Planner

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main Street, Suite 403 – Knoxville, TN 37902

865-215-3824 or doug.burton@knoxmpc.org