February 23, 2012, 7am PST
Charlie Gardner writes about what can be found in, and more importantly what is excluded from, one of the most progressive code revisions to be adopted by a major American city.
February 18, 2012, 5am PST
Zak Stone reports on a campaign in Chattanooga, Tennessee to distill the city's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit into a font, and asks the question - can a font help a city make a comeback?
September 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
At least, the favorite town of Outside Magazine's readership, in a survey of almost 22,000 readers. Outside says the factors that make Chattanooga hot range from "epic singletrack to progressive city planning."
July 29, 2011, 7am PDT
Every summer, tiny Manchester, Tennessee, becomes a metropolis of rockers and concertgoers as the Bonnaroo music festival comes to a nearby farm. This piece from <em>Governing</em> looks at how the town adapts to the surge.
July 11, 2011, 5am PDT
Through a combination of local food initiatives and the installation of a new high-speed fiber optic network, the city of Chattanooga is hoping to continue its trend of recovering from years of industrial decline.
June 8, 2011, 5am PDT
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee has slashed 58 jobs from the Department of Economic and Community Development -- including the entire local planning assistance division.
June 1, 2011, 8am PDT
A city built secretly by the U.S. government to be a center for the design and development of the atomic bomb still stands today as an interestingly urban piece of U.S. history.
May 25, 2011, 11am PDT
The Tennessee town of Shelbyville has become a new center for Somalian refugees. A new documentary looks at what the influx of this group has meant to the city and its people.
April 29, 2011, 1pm PDT
Would you believe its Olive Branch, Mississippi? Since 1990, the Memphis suburb has grown an astonishing 838 percent.
March 17, 2011, 9am PDT
Joe C. Stuart donated parkland to the city of Cleveland, Tennessee in 1979 under the stipulation that it be used as a place for quiet contemplation. The city has since built a bandstand and held concerts there, and Stuart's heirs aren't happy.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press
March 5, 2011, 1pm PST
Aaron M. Renn says that Nashville has very few significant assets in comparison with other Midwestern cities, but it appears to poised for significant growth. What's happening in Nashville?
October 23, 2010, 11am PDT
In Knoxville, Tennessee, a neighborhood association has asked the city to sell off one of its parks. The reason? They have a surfeit of park space and want to focus their attention on another park nearby.
June 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
Traffic congestion marred the early year's of the annual music festival Bonnaroo in Tennessee. But now, advanced traffic planning has made the gridlock only a memory.
May 29, 2010, 5am PDT
Nissan Leafs, that is, and only for the year, though not one of these 19,000 preorders for the all-electric, plug-in car has yet to be shipped. The Leafs shouldn't venture too far from home - the range is 100 miles on a full charge.
The New York Times - Business Day
February 16, 2010, 8am PST
The rough economy has made code officers negotiators between irked neighbors and entrepreneurs trying to make a living in their living rooms.
July 15, 2009, 5am PDT
Bicycles are being collected and distributed to Chattanooga's homeless in an attempt to improve their quality of life.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
June 2, 2009, 7am PDT
General Motors has closed its facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, leaving hundreds of employees and thousands of residents to an uncertain fate.
May 29, 2009, 5am PDT
Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, TN spoke yesterday about his belief that the area needs a regional transit system, and now. Said Dean, "We need to be bold, not afraid and push forward fast."
May 27, 2009, 11am PDT
Shelby County and Memphis are on the verge of adopting a new smart growth zoning code to slow urban sprawl and breathe reinvigorate urban centers. The county's Main Street Mall will remain car-free. "Pedestrian-friendly" is the new planning theme.
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis
May 9, 2009, 1pm PDT
<em>Smart City</em> talks with grass roots and civic leaders about how to revitalize flagging Rust Belt economies.