It’s nearly impossible to discuss the change in downtown Knoxville over the last decade or so without Bill Lyons’ name coming up. Since leaving a professorship at the University of Tennessee to join City Hall in 2003, the Deputy to the Mayor and Public Policy Officer has become the gear that turns the engine of development in Knoxville’s City Center. On this episode of Dialogue, Bill Lyons joins host Matt Shafer Powell to talk about how Knoxville's downtown has gone from a lifeless, aging hulk to a vibrant, urban destination.
Dialogue: The Man At The Center Of Knoxville's Renaissance
By Matt Shafer Powell • Aug 3, 2016