Two copies of "Chattanooga In Motion," likely published in the spring of 1981. The magazine was sponsored by the City of Chattanooga and funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation. Relates to Chattanooga Venture and Vision 2000 and the overall of progress in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The "Why You Should Read this Magazine" section states that the purpose of the magazine is to teach about recent history of Chattanooga and how history is influencing Chattanooga's future. The magazine also wants to inspire people to get involved in changing the city's future. The magazine talks about the characteristics of a "healthy city" and the city's history of laissez faire business attitude and public policy. There is also a two page section on Chattanooga's mills and railroads. This section urges people to see Chattanooga's deserted factory sites in a "positive light" and see their potential as tourist sites and as valuable remnants of Chattanooga's industrial past. The article urges Chattanooga to look at towns like Lowell, Mass. that turned and industrial site into a park and built apartments on the land. The next article cites the Chattanooga Choo-Choo as a "creative" way to restore a historic site that will become a tourist attraction.
The next article talks about Downtown and its assets and attractions and its liabilities (expensive, not enough parking, etc.). It goes onto discuss the renovation of Market Street and urges merchants to unify in "merchandising, advertising and promotion." The next section focuses on how the Chamber of Commerce created the Market Center project which was key to renovating Market Street. The magazine goes onto discuss development and construction going on downtown.
The next section addresses pollution and how Chattanooga went from being the most polluted city in America to being so successful in cleaning up its air pollution that it became a model for other polluted cities in the US to follow. It is also pointed out that Chattanooga focused mainly on the economic impact of the anti-pollution laws instead of the adverse affects of pollution on the people of the city. However, once the people began to see that there were positive effects on the economy to cutting back pollution, the anti-pollution program gained greater success was reached.
There is an unscanned insert between pages 26 and 27 that has questions about Cravens House and other Chattanooga sites.
The next section focuses on Miller Park's history. Pages 30 and 31 are unscanned and feature pictures of people's faces.
The next section focuses on Chattanooga's arts and music. During the 1980's Chattanooga had the worst unemployment rate in Tennessee and the magazine states that a city's arts and culture can help it "attract new business" because people are attracted to cities full of arts and culture. Arts and culture also create a sense of community and "civic pride" for a city. There are several pages dedicated to Chattanooga's festivals, theaters, and concerts to be held in 1981, and about Bessie Smith. There is a two page section on the Hunter Museum, which is ranked 25th in Southeast.
The magazine concludes by talking about getting involved in one's community and the importance of city government involving neighborhoods in planning. Page 48 talks about the Glenwood Neighborhood Association and how it involves people in decision making. The last few pages urge people to create neighborhood associations and create change in their communities.
|Author||Roberto Brambilla, Giamnni Longo, Jean Tatge|
|Title||Chattanooga In Motion|
|Physical Description||12.50" x 10.75"|
|Publisher||The Institute of Environmental Action|
|Published Date||1981 circa|
|Published Place||New York|