published Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Team picked to oversee Chattanooga area growth plan

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A team of expert firms led by Cincinnati-based McBride Dale Clarion was picked to oversee the crafting of a long-term, strategic plan for the Chattanooga region.

McBride Dale Clarion will oversee the planning initiative that’s slated to start next year and involve 16 counties over the tri-state area.

McBride Dale Clarion Team competed with two other expert teams in demonstrating capabilities in areas including public engagement, scenario-based planning, data modeling, long-term financial planning and more.

In addition to McBride Dale Clarion the team consists of Clarion Associates, Fregonese Associates, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Brown Pearman Russell, BAE Urban Economics, Opticos Design, Ann Coulter, PlaceMatters, The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies, and Neathawk Dubuque & Packett.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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librul said...

A real buzzword salad.

Isn't it a shame the people who actually live here are totally incapable of demonstrating foresight in what is best for future generations of Chattanoogans, applying sound land use planning and deciding how to best exercise stewardship over their own land base. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Get ready for another round of "participatory public planning charettes" we can call Vision 2020 in which the decisions already made by the local Chamber-based greedheads are brought to fruition through careful manipulation of the generously provided public participation process. Gag.

November 22, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.
steve_smith said...

librul -

I suspect that the buzzwords will soon be LEED, sustainable, justice, and smart. In my mind, those words are like fashion tags on clothing imported from Bangladesh. With or without the tag you still got the product. But with the tag you get all the expensive panache of a showy trademark.

November 22, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.
Oz said...

I can't believe I actually agree with Librul on something.

Who picked the team? I thought that would be basic journalism.

November 22, 2011 at 9:46 p.m.
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