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Downtown Jane's Walk

Downtown Jane's Walk

Join us for a lunch time citizen-led walking tour highlighting community-based city building.

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May UDF: Thought For Food

May UDF: Thought For Food

Kulapat's talk "THOUGHT FOR FOOD: How architecture can save a city one meal at a time" will look at the role of architecture in establishing place for buildings and people to come together. 

This program is co-sponsored by O'More College of Design, Nashville Civic Design Center, and the Frist Center.

This is a free event for all!

Email jolie@civicdesigncenter.org to RSVP 

Richland Park Market Fest

Richland Park Market Fest

This spring Richland Park will host the 1st annual Market Fest to highlight the history of the neighborhood and jump start the Richland Park Farmers Market. This will be an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to this connection as well as heighten walkability on Charlotte.

PARK(ing) Day 2016

PARK(ing) Day 2016

PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into temporary pocket parks and parklets for a day.

Contact Ron@civicdesigncenter.org if you are interested in creating a parklet on Friday, September 16

Building a Bikeable City for All

Building a Bikeable City for All

As bicycle advocacy evolves and municipalities invest more in making way for riders, bike equity must be more than a conversation.

Mayor Barry Releases Healthy Living Plan For City

Mayor Barry Releases Healthy Living Plan For City

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced a new healthy living program called "Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan."

She introduced the plan at an even Wednesday night. She and officials with the Nashville Civic Design Center hope it will encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Nashville Civic Design Center Inks Guide to Making Cities Healthier

Nashville Civic Design Center Inks Guide to Making Cities Healthier

The Nashville Civic Design Center's guide to making communities healthier is freshly inked — and the center wants community leaders in, and around, Nashville to use it as a blueprint for thinking about public health in all aspects of development and planning.

Pedestrian Powered Street Lamps

Pedestrian Powered Street Lamps

How Nashville Can Benefit From Its Walkers

To become a more environmentally sustainable community Nashville must continue to adopt new practices and technologies. A good places to start is creating an on demand street lighting system that is powered by the very people who use the street at night. A technology developed by EnGoPlanet allows a pedestrian to power the lighting of a street lamp by simply walking under it.  

2nd - 4th Ave Underpass Skatepark

2nd - 4th Ave Underpass Skatepark

Around the globe – and especially in the US where our national highway system has penetrated nearly every major city – local governments, state departments of transportation, and even private organiza-tions are experimenting with transforming the quality of space found beneath and near interstate over-passes. Areas typically designed for cars are receiving face-lifts, and occasionally, new programmatic uses. Enhancements to these types of bridges and overpasses range from minor treatments to intense renovation and reconstruction like the proposed skatepark. 

Great Feed Back from Nolensville Pike Community at Creative Labs

Great Feed Back from Nolensville Pike Community at Creative Labs

The NCDC helped facilitate four Creative Lab sessions over the past few weeks that took input from different communities along Nolensville Pike. The input was giving through instructive planning sessions where participants were asked to think about the pike and show what they would like to see on maps using play-dough and pipe cleaners.

NCDC's UDF Featured in Megan Barry's Newsletter

NCDC's UDF Featured in Megan Barry's Newsletter

"Last week, I shared with my vision for designing and building in our city with the Nashville Civic Design Center. My two main goals are making it easier to afford to live here, and easier to get around. These goals are connected: when we build new housing, we need to make sure its near transit, and when we implement transit solutions, we need to recognize the needs of people who don't have time to waste." -Mayor Barry

Reclaiming Public Space: Accessing our Streets

Reclaiming Public Space: Accessing our Streets

The goal of evaluating public access to roads in Nashville is to create an awareness of various road restrictions caused by situations such as construction and special events and how such occurrences affect the public. The proposals presented are intended to inform, improve, and reclaim various spaces to improve the convenience and safety of walking, cycling, and using public transit in a shared road space.

Nashville's Boathouse: Connecting Community to the Cumberland

Nashville's Boathouse: Connecting Community to the Cumberland

The vision for Nashville’s Riverfront is one that is aimed towards defining and enhancing the unique cultural identity of Music City, USA. As a thriving commercial and industrial district, Nashville’s focus on providing a vibrant waterfront experience for all has recently been bolstered by newly-constructed or renovated landmarks.

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.

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