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Download the NCDC App!

Download the NCDC App!

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.
Much More!

Stay tuned for updates, and if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding the app, contact jolie@civicdesigncenter.org.

Meet Wharf Park: Clean-Up the Park

Meet Wharf Park: Clean-Up the Park

Want to get your hands dirty or get some volunteer hours? Help NCDC and Metro Parks clean-up the future "Wharf Park" along the Cumberland River! 

Gulch Night Market (June)

Gulch Night Market (June)

This summer, experience the Gulch Night Market on every third Thursday in May, June and July!

Gulch Night Market (July)

Gulch Night Market (July)

This summer, experience the Gulch Night Market on every third Thursday in May, June and July!

Skyline Social 2018

Skyline Social 2018

The Nashville Civic Design Center will host the annual kick-off to PARK(ing) Day with a Skyline Social!  Come and claim your parking spot and, begin hatching plans to create the most creative and engaging parklets ever; plus ponder where you'd want to display your Golden Cone if you are selected as a 2018 winner!

June UDF: Meet Wharf Park

June UDF: Meet Wharf Park

Join NCDC and Metro Parks for our Urban Design Forum focussing on a future riverfront park site!

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.

PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

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

An Affordable Future for Nashville

An Affordable Future for Nashville

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.

Volunteer for Transit for Nashville!

Volunteer for Transit for Nashville!

Check out various volunteer opportunities that Transit for Nashville offers in support of the Transit Plan and help pass transit!

Building Better Bus Stops

Building Better Bus Stops

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

A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

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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