The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

As the Baker Center celebrates 10 years of service, what better way to celebrate than work to make our neighborhood better? We are working with the City of Knoxville to inform their plans for renovation of Cumberland Avenue (Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project – view the plan here - plan.asp).  To begin this process we are asking UT staff, faculty and students, along with Cumberland Avenue merchants, to complete a brief online survey, which you can see here. EquipStrip  This survey will only be available from October 2-9 and will serve as the basis for our work on Saturday.  If you frequent the Strip, please give us your thoughts!

Next we plan to take these results and research them further via our team of students. To accomplish this task we need up to 60 students to volunteer to work with our student leaders. Students can register up until Oct. 9  to volunteer to be part of this event on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 am—2 pm. For their work, students will recieve a really cool tshirt and food supplied by Aramark!

Join us as we work with Knoxville City leaders, UT professors and staff to  analyze the results of our online survey, research issues that emerge, conduct man-on-the-street interviews and focus groups, and brainstorm recommendations for the Strip! Registration to volunteer will be available online from October 1 – 9 or until the first 60 sign up by clicking on this link Strip-Challenge



Leave a Reply