This project is built around the premise that future jobs and population growth need not be the typical sprawl that has characterized regional growth. A University of Tennessee urban design team looked to places in Knoxville that will dramatically change over the next 30 years, and created a vision for new housing and work places while protecting the region’s rural and natural landscapes. Increased development in Bearden, Burlington, East Town, West Town, Pellissippi/I-40/75 and Downtown is explored in this project. As proposed, these new centers for growth could be significant in stemming suburban sprawl. More than 21,000 people could be housed and 34,000 new jobs could be located in these centers. In addition, the character of these places – quality housing, offices and shopping within an easy walk, ample public space, and enhanced public transit – will result in attractive locations to live, work and play.