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!
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)
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.
Nashville Civic Design Center and the Frist Art Museum host PechaKucha - Vol. 29 with the theme of Architecture and Photography.
Save the Date for NCDC's Annual Luncheon!
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!
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 is an internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into pocket parks and parklets.
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)
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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