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Edgy Broadway

Edgy Broadway

PARK(ing) Day has brought significant changes to Broadway since the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) first hosted it in Nashville seven years ago. Before the one-day movement came to Lower Broadway, parallel parking spanned the entire length of the street. PARK(ing) Day helped business owners and city officials realize the need for more public space on Broadway, particularly as the concentration of pedestrians has grown over the years. In fact, there has been so much pedestrian growth that Broadway is often as congested as some of the world's most populated areas such as Nanjing Road, Shanghai and 5th Ave, New York City!

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Threads Fashion Show presented by IIDA TN

Threads Fashion Show presented by IIDA TN

Teams, up to 5 participants, will design and construct a haute couture garment using materials provided by one Manufacturer Industry Partner influenced by a randomly selected subtheme of Biophilia/Biophilic Design. A Silent Auction will be held benefitting the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC)!

 

Fairgrounds Public Meetings Report

Fairgrounds Public Meetings Report

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.

Golden Cone Awards 2018

Golden Cone Awards 2018

Join NCDC to celebrate our Reclaiming Public Space Initiative and the best parklets from PARK(ing) Day 2018! Tickets available on Sep. 22, 2018.

PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

#PARKingDayNash

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

PARK(ing) Day Workshop

PARK(ing) Day Workshop

Excited about PARK(ing) Day?! Join NCDC at Concept Technology Inc. to start the design process and turn your vision into a reality!

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. 

Franklin Pike Multi-modal Path

Franklin Pike Multi-modal Path

Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill. The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike.Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill.

The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.

Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike. This connection could bridge the gap between Oak Hill residents, Radnor Lake State Park, Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill. The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike.

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.

Building Better Bus Stops

Building Better Bus Stops

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



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