Next Fryer Talk is Aug 30

Knoxville – The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) is pleased to announce the next in a series of informal conversations about community design, called Fryer Talks. The event will be August 30, 2016, from 5:00 -7:00 pm, at Dead End BBQ, 3621 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville.

Fryer Talks are periodic forums, hosted by ETCDC, to engage the community in exploring relevant design issues in our region, and to remember a key founder, Gideon Fryer, who loved exploring ideas.

This talk, sponsored by RMX Technologies, LLC (www.rmxtechnologies.NET), will focus on best practices in zoning, in anticipation of a major update of the City Zoning Ordinance being conducted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). MPC executive director, Gerald Green will kick off the discussion and attendees will enjoy a free-flowing discussion. Food and beverages will be available via Dead End BBQ.

Fryer Talks are held at various venues, focus on topics of interest on the day they occur, are informal, and have an air of both academics and frivolity. Over time, the talks are intended to engage East Tennesseans in thoughtful, passionate, free and open-minded conversations about design issues that matter.

Limited space is available so interested citizens are encouraged to RSVP via email to, or call 865-525-9945.