As U.S. cities adapt to climate change, residents selected for North Knoxville dome city

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Not an artist's rendering of the new North Knoxville Dome

Cities across the United States are making plans for adapting to climate change. At the forefront of plans, the City of Knoxville has announced plans for a dome that will cover Historic Old North Knoxville. The placement of the dome was selected due to the historic nature of the structures in the region. The biggest drawback, according to planners, is that “The people living in the area aren’t the ones we hope to preserve. Therefore, we will be moving the residents of the historic neighborhoods to West Knoxville, and bringing the West Knoxville residents back to the proper areas. It’s very important that we save the right buildings AND the right people.”

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