CityThink is a monthly lunch program discussing current urban design topics throughout Nashville. These programs are open to the public and take place at NCDC 's office. CityThinks are used to get feedback about development throughout Nashville, and to help envision how to make a more beautiful city.
Join NCDC at our CityThink where Kelsey Oesmann, the Enterprise Rose Fellow for NCDC and Urban Housing Solutions, will talk about her research regarding the future of affordability in Nashville. Her presentation will focus on case studies throughout Nashville, such as Cayce Homes, as well as opportunities and barriers to affordability in developments throughout the city. Her ongoing research is looking at how Nashville can integrate integrate affordability in future housing, development, and infrastructure.
About the Speaker
Kelsey Oesmann | Urban Housing Solutions + NCDC, Enterprise Rose Fellow
Kelsey earned her Bachelors of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2014, and spent three years working on mixed-use and multifamily projects in the Washington DC area. She was a member of the 2016 Class of AIA Virginia’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture, and served as the communications coordinator for the 2016 AIA Leadership Institute. After cycling across the country with the nonprofit Bike & Build this summer to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing, Kelsey was selected as an Enterprise Rose Fellow for 2017-2019 and made the move to Nashville. She is jointly hosted by Urban Housing Solutions and is committed to finding innovative ways to meet the growing need for quality affordable housing and great places for people.