|Object Name||Image, Digital|
|Collection||The Chattanooga Venture Collection|
35mm negatives were found in "Box 2, Photos, Chattanooga Venture Projects, late 1980s"; in the fifth folder labeled "Chattanooga By Design Conference, Waterhouse Pavilion, 1988," in a subfolder labeled "Chattanooga By Design Conference - group in Waterhouse Pavilion & around fountain."
“Chattanooga by Design Conference-- Waterhouse Pavillion”-- This conference seems to have been held between Chattanooga Venture and the Partners for Livable Communities organization, headed and founded by Robert McNulty. It was held in the Waterhouse Pavilion in 1988, and seems to have focused on the ways in which Chattanooga had improved since the Chattanooga Venture began its Vision 2000 process in 1983, and ways in which it could continue to improve the city. This particular partnership seems to have been successful, as McNulty later honored Chattanooga as a very livable community only a few years later. In addition to that, Partners for Livable Communities continues to have an active role in Chattanooga. In 2004, McNulty and others began a process to make Chattanooga livable for the growing elderly population in a workshop entitled “Creating a Livable Community for all Ages; Choose Chattanooga: Come Live with Us.”