Chattanooga urban design volunteers come to rescue after design studio dismantled by mayor

Six volunteer design teams have been selected to create a vision and redevelopment plan for six major downtown sites that clearly need such attention. 

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/29/an-urban-design-challenge/

The current mayor of Chattanooga comes in for criticism for losing the city's in-house design expertise.