“City of Grit”: Five-Part WKNO Series On Blight

by | Oct 7, 2016

A beautiful city conjures images of clean streets and well-kept lawns. But there’s also the invisible: beauty’s impact on health, education, safety, and civic pride. In the first installment of our series, “City of Grit,” we look at why it is vital to predict and tackle blight before it starts to spread.

WKNO – 91.1 – NPR for the Mid-South
By Christopher Blank
Oct. 3-Oct. 7

Cecile Carson, Keep America Beautiful’s vice president, litter and affiliate relations, was interviewed by WKNO 91.1FM, the NPR affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, for a multi-part series on blight.

Here are links to each story in the five-part series:

City of Grit, Part I: An Ugly Problem to HaveRead story here

City of Grit, Part II: Recovering Beauty in a New Age of Blight  – Read story here

City of Grit, Part III: If Only We Could Frame ItRead story here

City of Grit, Part IV: How New Data Informs Blight PolicyRead story here

City of Grit, Part V: Codes, Courts and French FortsRead story here