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Public Square Series: Land Use Policy, the Missing Middle, and Knoxville’s Housing Challenge

As in many metro areas, the availability and affordability of housing in Knoxville have eroded substantially. Strong population and economic growth, alongside pandemic-specific forces, have altered the dynamics of our housing market, and a typical home value has increased 65 percent in the Knoxville metro area since 2019. Can changes in land use and zoning policies provide a solution? Panelists from local government and the private sector will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the proposed solutions to our housing crisis as part of the Baker School’s Public Square Series.  


  • Amy Brooks –Knoxville/Knox County Planning Executive Director 

  • Amy Midis –Knoxville/Knox County Planning Commissioner 

  • Hancen Sale –East Tennessee Realtors, Government Affairs and Policy Director

Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Toyota Auditorium - 103
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Families


Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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Elizabeth Woody

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