Save the date for the Transit Now Nashville and NCDC "Ticket to Ride" event and experience Nashville's train from downtown Nashville to Donelson!
Prefabricated platforms are helping cities experiment with bus infrastructure, without spending so much time and money.
Join us for a conversation between Janette Sadik-Khan and Mayor David Briley to discuss the future of transportation in Nashville!
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.
The National Complete Streets Coalition is proud to partner with Smart Growth America’s Arts & Culture team for the second national Complete Streets conference — in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets is the premier convening of national leaders in Complete Streets and creative placemaking. Take part in the movement on April 3-4, 2018 at the Nashville Music City Center.
Join us for our PechaKucha Night where presenters will talk about the topic of "Color". More details to come!
The Tour de Nash is Nashville's largest urban bike ride and has been organized for the past 13 years by Walk Bike Nashville to encourage people to explore Nashville's best bikeways and greenways by bicycle.
Research finds a significant link between the walkability of a city and the health risk of the people who live there.
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Sponsor Letters to the Mayor: Nashville:
Show your support for good design and take the letters home by sponsoring the Letters to the Mayor: Nashville limited edition publication and project where you will be recognized as a supporter of intelligent, intentional, and good design in a book with all of the letters from the exhibit. You can choose various levels of support, and take home either a paperback or hardcover copy of the Letters to the Mayor: Nashville publication.
A new university program in Philadelphia aims to train medical students to think like city planners.
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.
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 Foodscapes, the Nashville Civic Design Center, the Urban Green Lab, Second Harvest Farms To Families and Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency are partnering to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. Help us and learn by attending these workshops!
Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.
This PechaKucha Night will focus on several different volunteer experiences.
Discussion with Gary Gaston, Director of the Civic Design Center and Christine Kreyling, author of The Plan of Nashville
In response to the recent declaration that the City of Nashville is endangered, the March Urban Design Forum will focus on the importance of historic preservation. The program highlights the challenges, recent wins, losses, and innovative approaches to design and preservation. The forum will be held in the former Federal Reserve Bank Building, now a private residence.
Tours and a reception will be available to NCDC members.