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Placemaking Week Comes to Chattanooga

Miller Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mary Helen Montgomery
The Enterprise Center
Miller Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee

During this four-day conference architects, urban designers, grassroots leaders, city planners, community advocates and activists will come together from around the world to share ideas, strategies and struggles around placemaking and making public places for the community. Mary Helen Montgomery of The Enterprise Center has the stories. 

Part Two: Ancestral Roots Garden in Brainerd grows traditional African-American crops 
Part Three: How a vacant bank in a rural town became a vibrant community hub
Part Four: 'Pop-up' pool project in Philadelphia raises the bar for public pools 
Part Five: Once empty, Valencia's waterfront is now a symbol of economic and emotional recovery

For more information about Placemaking Week in Chattanooga, visit https://www.placemakingcha.org