The Annual Luncheon serves as NCDC’s major fundraising event, featuring a keynote speaker that addresses a key topic in shaping Nashville’s future. This program has raised over $1,500,000 in support of NCDC’s mission and programs. Attendees include approximately 1,000 design professionals, developers, business leaders, state and local elected officials, department heads, neighborhood leaders and engaged citizens.
NCDC asked Nashville’s mayoral candidates to provide their ideas for each of The Plan of Nashville’s 10 principles, that are essential to guide public policy, development practice, urban planning, and civic design.
NCDC is looking for someone who is; passionate and excited about fulfilling their mission, willing to work with NCDC staff, partner organizations, businesses, and the Nashville community, and knowledgeable or enthusiastic about urban design.
Elizabeth, a Chattanooga, TN native, graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2018 where she majored in Historic Preservation and Community Planning with minors in Urban Studies and Art History. She spent time in college working as an intern for the Historic Charleston Foundation and the City of Charleston’s Design Division. It was during these internships that she found a passion for looking for opportunities to improve the interaction between humans and the built environment through design and public engagement. Elizabeth is looking forward to using her experiences as a foundation to work with the community to construct meaningful public spaces in the future. She will be attending graduate school at the University of Georgia in the Fall of 2019 to pursue a masters in Landscape Architecture.
This publication shows some of the strategies that alley programs internationally have implemented in their work. Some have environmental benefits such as replacing asphalt with a more pervious material to collect water; while others have benefits for improving people's safety and perception of alleys such as providing lighting and visibility. Adopting even a few of these strategies could help transform alleys in Nashville which could becomes more active and prosperous. Most of these strategies require low maintenance, but it is important to take advantage of public space as a canvas for programming social activity.
The Nashville Civic Design Center was asked by Mayor David Briley and the Fairgrounds Nashville Board of Directors, to facilitate a series of public meetings with the Fairgrounds Design Team, to get input in order to inform a more refined version of the Fairground Improvement Plan.
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)
Great insight on changing job categories in our largest cities, and a caution to rapidly changing cities like Nashville.
Join NCDC and Metro Parks for our "Meet Wharf Park" event series!
Prefabricated platforms are helping cities experiment with bus infrastructure, without spending so much time and money.
Research finds a significant link between the walkability of a city and the health risk of the people who live there.
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)