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2014 Annual Luncheon: Designing for the Future

2014 marks the Tenth Year Anniversary of the Nashville Civic Design Center’s (NCDC) unveiling of The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City. Each year this luncheon features a visionary thought leader on issues of urban design and civic engagement. This event also provides an opportunity for the NCDC to present the work it has accomplished over the past twelve months, while highlighting projects in Nashville that illustrate how the city is moving forward in quality development, policy and practice. The Annual Luncheon also serves as the NCDC’s major fundraising event. This program has raised over $600,000 in support of the NCDC’s mission and programs. Annual attendance averages over 450 design professionals, developers, business leaders, state and local elected officials, department heads and engaged citizens. 

2014 Keynote Alex Krieger

FAIA, Principal at NBBJ

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Professor in Practice of Urban Design

Mr. Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Mayor’s Institute in City Design, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Boston Civic Design Commission, Providence Capital Center Commission, New England Holocaust Memorial committee.

Past Living The Plan of Nashville Events:

2013 Keynote Speaker: Arthur C. Nelson, Ph.D, FAICP

2012 Keynote Speaker: Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.

2011 Keynote Speaker: Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Next American City Magazine

2010 Keynote Speaker: Maurice Cox, Former Director of the National Endowment of the Arts

2009 Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Environment

2008 Keynote Speaker: Honorable Mayor Karl Dean, Metropolitan Nashville

2007 Keynote Speaker: Otis White, founder and president of Civic Strategies

2006 Keynote Speaker: Carol Coletta, president & CEO of CEOs for Cities

2005 Living The Plan of Nashville Event

2005 The Plan of Nashville Book Signing 

2004 The Plan of Nashville Unveiling