Join the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) for its inaugural Living the Plan Breakfast, featuring Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow, the co-authors of Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. This duo will talk about how they were able to implement revolutionary changes to New York City’s streetscape, and Nashville’s potential to increase pedestrian safety and bikeability. This event will take place at Music City Center.
Join the Nashville Civic Design Center for an all-inclusive architecture and design field trip to Columbus, Indiana where we will visit over 70 beautiful sites and then travel to the art deco inspired city of Cincinnati. This tour is part of our AUD - ible programming series which highlights best practices in architecture & urban design.
Nashville, a.k.a. "Music City," is becoming so much more than just a hub for musicians. New businesses, developments, event spaces, tourist attractions, parks, and more are creating another identity, the "It" city. But is it the "Fit" City too? At this CityThink, Don Kintner will talk about the American Fitness Index and how Nashville compares to other cities.
Nashville contains a wide variety of neighborhoods that share many attributes, but also have unique challenges and opportunities. February's Urban Design Forum will: examine policy and design strategies for improving the health of Nashville's neighborhoods; discuss the importance of community involvement in development as Nashville continues to grow; and feature several recent projects along Jefferson Street in North Nashville. Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) will also unveil an exciting new neighborhood placemaking* project as a part of the program!
NCDC is partnering with the Nashville School of the Arts to present a student show. As part of the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl the NSA students will show their work on visual and written perspectives of downtown Nashville in an exhibition at the Design Center. Please RSVP on Facebook!
As Nashville’s economy and population booms, creating new opportunities for transit will help keep our communities healthy and prosperous. Currently, Nashville is a car-centric city leaving most of its people with the automobile as the only option for transportation. As driving costs, obesity rates, and the median age of the population continue to increase, providing transportation options becomes a priority to ensure public health and continued mobility.
Sidewalks will take center stage at the Metro Council in the coming months as multiple bills seek to apply pressure to developers in Nashville to ensure that more are built and existing ones aren’t blocked during construction.
Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.
IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you solve problems like a plumber: with bigger pipes. But wide, barren streets full of traffic don’t make a livable city. One solution would be nothing. No lights, no curbs, no sidewalks—just colored pavers. It works. Accidents decline, traffic slows, and property values rise. “You’ll never do as good a job as two people using body language and eye contact,” says Sam Goater, a senior associate at the Project for Public Spaces. But don’t rip out the infrastructure just yet. Urban designers have a good set of tricks to turn a city intersection into something more like a plaza and less like a freeway interchange. Cars pass, people walk, bikers bike, and everyone’s lives flow more smoothly.
NCDC Working With Gehl Associates To Find Inspiration From the Best Places in Nashville
The Nashville Civic Design Center wants to know your favorite places in town. Please take a few minuets to complete the survey so we can strive to make more better public space in Nashville.
A look at the UTK College of Architecture 2016 Summer Studio's project focusing on envisioning the Neuhoff Campus in East Germantown.
A look at Nashville Metro Planning Departments new vision for Broadway.
Get excited for our upcoming October Urban Design Forum with Thomas Woltz and have a look at this article by Garden and Gun.
Unlike many landscape architects, Thomas Woltz isn’t interested in imposing his will on nature. He’d rather let nature set the terms. In the process he’s turning heads and proving that ecology can be beautiful
Mayor Hosts Multi-modal Adventure Through East Nashville
To help the city make the best possible plans around our future mobility, Mayor Megan Barry needs to hear from you and invites you to Nashville’s Transit Triathlon on Saturday, August 27 from 11am-1pm.
Read & listen how UTK summer design students at NCDC are re-imagining Neuhoff in Germantown as a vibrant riverfront destination.
Nashville has an increasing and diverse demand for affordable housing. Past and current growth trends have led to concentrated poverty and gentrification throughout the city. As these issues are seen across the U.S., Daniel Parolek identifies “Missing Middle” housing as a solution to this mismatch between current U.S. housing and shifting demographics.
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