Urban Design Forum

Urban Design Forum


The Nashville Urban Design Forum was founded in 1995, and meets monthly to discuss the role Design plays in the city and around the world.

Urban design forums promote cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design amongst urban professionals; raise awareness of the benefits of urban design; provide a forum for discussion of design-based approaches that are relevant to the development and management of Nashville's neighborhoods and the city as a whole. 

Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members

Thanks to Yazoo Brewing Company for being a sponsor of the Urban Design Forum.

Upcoming Events

PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

What is PARK(ing) Day?

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 is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat… at least until the meter runs out!


Art To Where
Barge Design Solutions
Blue coast burrito
Blush Boutique
New in Nashville
Catalyst Design Group
Concept Technology Inc.
Daniels+Chandler Architects
David bordenkircher
Design 615
Do Good & Juggle: Learn to Juggle Challenge!
EOA Architects, Hodgson Douglas, CFA
Farmer | Morgan, LLC.
GHP Environmental + Architecture / To Be Determined
Goodwyn Mills Cawood
Greater Nashville Regional Center
Hawkins Partners Inc.
Hereford Dooley Architects/128
HFR Design, Inc
Lose Design
Metro Nashville Planning Dept
Metro Water Services
MLK Magnet HS "It's All About the Space"
Moody Nolan
OHM Advisors
Smith Gee studio
SP+ Parking
Steelcase | ORI
STG Design
Studio Eight Design
The Architect Workshop
The Stahlman
Titan Up
Turner Construction
Urban Housing Solutions
Vanderbilt University

Find Out More on our PARK(ing) Day Page!

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