Join us for our monthly tactical urbanist meeting to discuss upcoming projects.
Join NCDC at our CityThink where Kelsey Oesmann, the Enterprise Rose Fellow for NCDC and Urban Housing Solutions, will talk about her research regarding quality affordable housing in Nashville.
NCDC's March Urban Design Forum will focus on tactical urbanism and its impact on how our city looks in the future. The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Department will discuss how the city can use temporary projects and installations to influence final designs.
Research finds a significant link between the walkability of a city and the health risk of the people who live there.
Join us for our February Transit Mixer! We are excited to co-host with Urban League of Middle Tennessee at the newly renovated Woolworth on 5th. We coud not be more excited to host this mixer here durring Black History Month where the momentous Nashville lunch counter protests took place in February of 1960.
Exciting topics up for discussion: The proposed transit plan including a special presentation on tunnel technology, MTA system improvements, & Voting in May.
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A new university program in Philadelphia aims to train medical students to think like city planners.
NCDC recently partnered with LP Building Products to support a wood-based urban design studio with students from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design.
Fourth year architecture students from the University of Tennessee participated in the Nashville Civic Design Center's Urban Design Studio challenge co-sponsored by LP Building Products to concept a wood-framed, high-rise multi-use structure in Nashville, as seen in this model. (Photo: Business Wire)
Nashville's architectural community is ready to have their voices heard, which is why 100 architects participated in the Nashville Civic Design Center's newly opened "Letters to the Mayor" exhibit.
Through a 3-day design charrette in Scott County, Tennessee, students learned about design of the built environment as a means of developing a future community that promotes health and economic vitality.
Learn how the Ten Principles of The Plan of Nashville support the Transit Plan.
Nashville is growing by almost 100 people every day. To be prepared for the future, we have to invest in a transportation system that relieves traffic congestion, connects our neighborhoods, and increases access for all Nashvillians, whether they’re new arrivals or those who have spent their entire lives here.
During the Spring 2016 Semester, The Greater Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requested the fourth year undergraduate Nashville Urban Design Studio to explore a proposal for a “New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville.” The site is on the Cumberland River, just across from Downtown Nashville’s skyline. At the present time, despite its proximate location, it is an industrial wasteland: what urban theorist Alan Berger terms a Drosscape. The site is inherently bounded and constrained by the CSX mainline railroad embankment to the north, the elevated embankment of the I-65 interstate highway to the east, the Woodland Street embankment and extensive football stadium parking lots to the south, and the Cumberland River to the west. Nonetheless, with downtown Nashville’s extraordinary building boom ongoing, with no end in sight, this 55-acre location would seem ripe for urban redevelopment.
This publication is a summary of the results and findings of the Grant awarded to NCDC from AARP. This project used tactical urbanist methods to influence neighborhood change.
A continuation of both The Plan of Nashville and Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan, the Neighborhood Assessment Toolkit is an assessment and development scoring tool intended for local and community associations when engaging new development. The Toolkit is comprised of neighborhood and parcel assessment resources, along with a development scorecard based on the 10 Principles of the Plan of Nashville.
Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.