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Constructing the Dynamo of DixieRace, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee$
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Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469637273

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.001.0001

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Public Space, Cultural Development, and Reconciliation Politics in the Renaissance City

Public Space, Cultural Development, and Reconciliation Politics in the Renaissance City

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(p.127) Chapter Seven Public Space, Cultural Development, and Reconciliation Politics in the Renaissance City
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Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie
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Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.003.0008

Chapter 7 extends this conversation by examining the politics of racial recognition and reconciliation happening vis-à-vis public space, art, and cultural tourism planning within the revitalized urban core today. The Tennessee Riverfront and areas immediately surrounding Ross’s Landing are sites of multiracial diasporic placemaking—spaces where different people have worked with and against one another to carve out communities of security and belonging. While these diasporic placemaking efforts have occasionally produced new collaborations and deeper affinities, they also ignite conflict and contestation over physical space and cultural place in the city. To this end, the work explores planning and placemaking elements of the Tennessee riverfront’s revival to show how community leaders have used urban planning and placemaking to acknowledge and, arguably, reconcile, with the city’s exploitative colonial past.

Keywords:   Waterfront planning, Public space planning, Public art, Placemaking, Native American art, Colonialism, Reconciliation politics, Public participation

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