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Congratulations to our Fellow and Intern Graduates!

The Nashville Civic Design Center has been fortunate to host over 100 fellows and interns during its nearly 18 years. This spring we had nine current or former fellows/interns graduate from universities across the country, gaining both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each spent significant time with us and contributed significantly to our work and mission. Our sincere gratitude, appreciation, and respect for all you have accomplished! Congratulations and best wishes for the future! 

Opinion: Nashville leaders whiffed on a Ryman public plaza

Opinion: Nashville leaders whiffed on a Ryman public plaza

Tennessean opinion piece by Kem Hinton on a missed opportunity to implement public space in downtown, proposed by NCDC 13 years ago. Our proposed public plaza would have faced the Ryman and emphasized its historic presence in Nashville. (photo credit Tennessean)

Designers and Students Come Together to Envision Future of Their Community

Designers and Students Come Together to Envision Future of Their Community

sTURBO: Student Tactical URBanism Organizers

This summer the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) led an intensive three-week design camp that paired NCDC staff members with 15 students, all focused on creating plans to help make the Nolensville Pike community a safer and more cohesive place. 

PechaKucha Night - Volume 29

PechaKucha Night - Volume 29

Nashville Civic Design Center and the Frist Art Museum host PechaKucha - Vol. 29 with the theme of Architecture and Photography.

Meet Wharf Park

Meet Wharf Park

Join NCDC and Metro Parks for our "Meet Wharf Park" event series!

Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots

In Nashville Civic Design Center's "The Nashville Plan: Shaping the Healthy Community" seven transects are identified that make up Davidson County. Each of these zones have their strengths and challenges as they strive to form a healthy, safe community. This publication of the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is aimed to make us rethink how public spaces in Davidson County can be reactivated across various scales. The report looks at five individual sites within their respective “transect zone." They are: Natural and Rural, Suburban, Center, Urban, and Downtown.

PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

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

Building Better Bus Stops

Building Better Bus Stops

Prefabricated platforms are helping cities experiment with bus infrastructure, without spending so much time and money.

A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

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.



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