Save the date for our urban paddling tour of downtown Nashville on the Cumberland River!
Nashville Civic Design Center and the Frist Art Museum host PechaKucha - Vol. 29 with the theme of Architecture and Photography.
Download the NCDC App Today!
Check out the Nashville Civic Design Center App!
NCDC is proud to announce our own App! Features include program updates and highlighted speaker profiles, chances to connect with NCDC members, and more!
The app is currently under a “BETA” phase and will slowly introduce new features including enhanced:
Event Interaction with speakers and the audience.
Neighborhood and community feedback for NCDC projects.
Stay tuned for updates, and if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding the app, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Kelsey Oesmann - NCDC and Urban Housing Solutions Enterprise Rose Fellow
Over the past few years, more and more Nashvillians have been feeling the effects of the affordable housing crisis - and this has led to some great dialogue about how to ensure the city is accessible for all the people who make it a great place to live, work, and play.
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)
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.
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.