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August UDF: Shaping the Healthy Community: What's Next?

August UDF: Shaping the Healthy Community: What's Next?

If you are interested in learning more about how your neighborhood and the building around you can make you a healthier person, come join the Nashville Civic Design Center at our August Urban Design Forum, with a presentation by Gary Gaston, co-author of Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan. After the presentation, there will be a discussion on the next steps of the project.

CityThink: Parking Day 101

CityThink: Parking Day 101

Have you ever heard of PARK(ing) Day?  Come learn about what it is and how to get involved here in Nashville from Ron Yearwood, the coordinator of PARK(ing) Day Nashville since 2012.

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 

PechaKucha Night: Vol. 21

PechaKucha Night: Vol. 21

PechaKucha Night Nashville is returning August 11th to Emma Inc's Bistro space at Rolling Mill Hill! Join us for Volume 21 and a variety of presenters. 

Huge thanks to Emma Inc for hosting us again, and to Good People Brewing for providing adult beverages!

$3 tickets in advanced. $5 at the door. Tickets include entry and Good People Brewing beverages. 

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.

Creating a Walkable Green Hills

Creating a Walkable Green Hills

Green Hills is a shopping destination center that was designed around the automobile. The construction of the Mall has spurred commercial development along Hillsboro Pike, in a suburban, strip-mall format with surface parking fronting the corridor. This type of development is not conducive to walking or biking, but instead increases road congestion and discourages a healthy lifestyle. This publication is a result of the work done in partnership with TURBO Nashville and the Alliance for Green Hills.

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.  

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