Ronald C. Littlefield, FAICP

Over four decades, Ron Littlefield focused on urban change, environmental improvement, and revitalization. At the beginning of his planning career, the Chattanooga was declared to be “the dirtiest city in America.” Throughout a career encompassing a variety of issues and places, putting Chattanooga on the short list of progressive communities was a recurring theme. As it became “the most transformed city in America,” Littlefield was called to tell the story in other struggling cities all over the world. Concluding his two terms as mayor, Littlefield succeeded in placing a new green economic heart in his industrial city. Inducted in 2016.