3rd International Placemaking Week

Travel Info

‍Conference Hotel

‍We’re excited to announce that we have a fabulous hotel room block for you this year at The Read House, a historic hotel and newly renovated gem!

Located right next to Placemaking Week’s basecamp—Waterhouse Pavilion—at The Read House you’ll be within a 5-10 minute walk of every breakout session location.

Book now for a special discounted rate! We only have a limited number of rooms available, so don’t miss out, these are sure to go fast.

Getting to Chattanooga

Via the Chattanooga Airport

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) offers flights to many major U.S. destinations, including hubs like Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport (DFW). CHA is only a 20-minute drive or 40-minute bus ride from downtown. Did you know, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's Terminal is the first net zero energy airport in the country with a 3 megawatt solar array on site!

Via the Atlanta or Nashville International Airports

Airports in Atlanta, GA, and Nashville, TN, are both within a two-hour drive of the conference, and shuttles run from both airports directly to Chattanooga. To book a shuttle to and from your airport, we recommend using Groome Transportation -- please book your shuttle in advance once you know your flight details, so that they can reserve enough shuttles for the demand. You can do this on Groome's website, or you can easily call (423) 954-1400 to speak with a representative to book your shuttle. From Groome's drop off point in Chattanooga, you can take a quick rideshare into downtown 10 minutes away.

You can also take Megabus to Chattanooga from either Downtown Atlanta or Downtown Nashville. This is not ideal from those city airports, but if you happen to be staying in Atlanta or Nashville on either end of your stay in Chattanooga, this is an option you could consider.

Both cities offer a variety of attractions to take in before or after the conference, and the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest, with flights serving every continent.

Getting around Chattanooga

Once you arrive in Downtown Chattanooga you are in very walkable territory, and all of the Placemaking Week venues will be located nearby. Additionally, a free, all electric, CARTA shuttle bus makes a loop through the downtown every 5 minutes, and the city's bike share system, Bike Chattanooga, can provide even greater flexibility.

Transportation will be provided for most conference related activities taking place outside of the general downtown area.