The Silent City: Green Economy Development in Knoxville, TN
The Office of Research and Engagement invites you to attend the next Appalachia Community of Scholars Brown Bag on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in room113 of Blount Hall.
Amidst a degrading environment and a globalized political economy that
has diminished life-sustaining jobs for much of the working and middle
classes, the green economy is an emergent (re)development strategy
with the potential to address both pollution and poverty. This
presentation will unpack the history of Knoxville’s green economy
development, illustrating how pressures in the local landscape and the
opening of political opportunities at the federal level enabled city
leaders to fund some of the area’s first green projects.