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Nashville Civic Design Center Think, Design, Create, Sustain
Streets Made By People

Streets Made By People

Jesse Jorg for Pop Up City

In the city of Ghent, Belgium, 16 residential streets were transformed into collective car-free spaces for no less than 2.5 months.

Austin's next transit frontier? Think, the Jetsons

Austin's next transit frontier? Think, the Jetsons

Scott Harrison for The Nashville Business Journal

Rapid personal transit, or RPT for short, is among the transit proposals being explored by the private sector in Austin, as our sister paper Austin Business Journal reported last week.

PARK(ing) DAY 2015

PARK(ing) DAY 2015

PARK(ing) Day 2015 is Friday, September 18th!

see a space you like (red are parking spaces that need to be filled on parking day)?

PARK(ing) Day seeks to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly spaces for one day a year.  Want to participate in #parkingdaynash - come to our planning event Tuesday, (8/18) 10am at Pine Street Flats in The Gulch

Need a space for PARK(ing) Day 2015?

Please contact ron@civicdesigncenter.org to reserve your spot.

Access and Livability: Neighborhood Infill Strategies, Developing Davidson County

Access and Livability: Neighborhood Infill Strategies, Developing Davidson County

Metro Nashville is projected to add 200,000 new residents and approximately 300,000 new jobs over the next 25 years. In order to accommodate this influx of growth, Metro must be responsive and proactive in how we design our city and county. While we expect a fair amount of re-development in the urban core as well as greenfield development in the region’s outer reaches, it’s the places in-between that have the most potential. Nashville Next, the general plan for Nashville’s future, calls for city’s pikes and the centers located at their crossroads, to be the areas that will accommodate new residents and workers as we grow. Therefore retrofitting these suburban areas and re- imagining them as mixed-use, vibrant places is imperative to the success of Nashville’s future. These suburban locales offer both a tremendous challenge and a great opportunity for redevelopment in the coming decades.

Reclaiming Public Space In Downtown Nashville

Reclaiming Public Space In Downtown Nashville

The United States is challenged with the highest obesity rates in the world, a sobering fact potentially attributed to an environment lacking effective public open space. We have seemingly shaped an environment where childhood obesity has quadrupled, and 42 percent of Americans are projected to be obese by 2030.

In response to the fact that one in four Nashvillians are obese, our city’s planning practices have shifted towards creating healthier built environments.

Cities Give Green Alleys New Life

Cities Give Green Alleys New Life

By Elizabeth Daigneau

Governing Magazine highlighting the success of green alley initiatives in The Nations neighborhood and Nashville's progress in sustainability since the flood in 2010. 

Nashville bike-friendly businesses named

Nashville bike-friendly businesses named

By Tony Gonzalez

The Nashville Civic Design Center, along with many other Nashville businesses, is named a bike-friendly business (bronze level honoree) by the League of American Bicyclists.

Access and Livability: Retrofitting Antioch

Access and Livability: Retrofitting Antioch

This publication is intended to offer case studies and proposals for retrofitting Antioch in ways that incorporate ideas for sustainable community design and multi-modal transportation solutions.

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