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Jolly Trolley: Improving Mobility in Green Hills

Jolly Trolley: Improving Mobility in Green Hills

Take a ride on the FREE Jolly Trolley! Riders get exclusive access to one-day-only offers from Green Hills retailers. Fun, festive, easy - a great way to enjoy Green Hills.

Avoid Hillsbroro Pike congestion with a park once strategy. Use your feet and hop on the festive holiday trolley to get all your shopping done!

December UDF: A Park System Like No Other - Peter Harnik

December UDF: A Park System Like No Other - Peter Harnik

Peter Harnik will challenge Nashville to walk its talk and take its “It City” status into the realm of parks. As the Director for Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence, Peter understands deeply the relationship between cities and parks—and what it takes to integrate innovative city park systems within growing, vibrant communities.

16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities

16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities

IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you solve problems like a plumber: with bigger pipes. But wide, barren streets full of traffic don’t make a livable city. One solution would be nothing. No lights, no curbs, no sidewalks—just colored pavers. It works. Accidents decline, traffic slows, and property values rise. “You’ll never do as good a job as two ­people using body language and eye contact,” says Sam Goater, a senior associate at the Project for Public Spaces. But don’t rip out the infrastructure just yet. Urban designers have a good set of tricks to turn a city intersection into something more like a plaza and less like a freeway interchange. Cars pass, people walk, bikers bike, and everyone’s lives flow more smoothly.

What is your favorite place in Nashville?

What is your favorite place in Nashville?

NCDC Working With Gehl Associates To Find Inspiration From the Best Places in Nashville

The Nashville Civic Design Center wants to know your favorite places in town. Please take a few minuets to complete the survey so we can strive to make more better public space in Nashville.

Thomas Woltz: Wild By Design

Thomas Woltz: Wild By Design

Get excited for our upcoming October Urban Design Forum with Thomas Woltz and have a look at this article by Garden and Gun. 

Unlike many landscape architects, Thomas Woltz isn’t interested in imposing his will on nature. He’d rather let nature set the terms. In the process he’s turning heads and proving that ecology can be beautiful

Mayor Barry's Transit Triathlon

Mayor Barry's Transit Triathlon

Mayor Hosts Multi-modal Adventure Through East Nashville

To help the city make the best possible plans around our future mobility, Mayor Megan Barry needs to hear from you and invites you to Nashville’s Transit Triathlon on Saturday, August 27 from 11am-1pm.

International company to handle Broadway ped work

International company to handle Broadway ped work

Metro enlists Denmark-based Gehl to join Nashville’s RPM on effort

The Metro Public Works Department has added an international company to contribute to an ongoing public realm study for Lower Broadway.

The department has a $350,000 contract with Nashville-based RPM Transportation Consultants, which resulted in Metro instituting a pilot program in late summer 2015. Through RPM, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Gehl is now subcontracting, according to Jenna Smith, Public Works spokeswoman.

Access and Livability, The Missing Middle: Retrofitting the Centers and Corridors of Nashville

Access and Livability, The Missing Middle: Retrofitting the Centers and Corridors of Nashville

Nashville has an increasing and diverse demand for affordable housing. Past and current growth trends have led to concentrated poverty and gentrification throughout the city. As these issues are seen across the U.S., Daniel Parolek identifies “Missing Middle” housing as a solution to this mismatch between current U.S. housing and shifting demographics.

Envision Nolensville Pike: Community, Creativity and Imagination in Placemaking

Envision Nolensville Pike: Community, Creativity and Imagination in Placemaking

Led by Conexión Américas and funded by the Kresge Foundation, ENVISION NOLENSVILLE PIKE maps out --literally and figuratively-- the aspirations and dreams for the Nolensville Pike corridor as expressed by residents and business owners during community gatherings. A public/private partnership with the Nashville Area MPO, Transportation for America and the Nashville Civic Design Center.

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