Young Urbanists

Nashville is a great city on the rise -- full of young, talented, creative minds advocating for great urban spaces, places and activities that engage the community. We can easily envision the potential for Nashville's urban core, believing that growth must be accompanied by conscious effort and innovative design. We have seen the successes from other cities around our nation, and even our own state, of how transitioning our focus to creating pedestrian-friendly places improves our quality of life.


A Young Urbanist may:

- Like biking as a commuting option and see a need for improvement among our busy car-centric corridors

- Want the ability to walk to destinations safely and efficiently

- Want the ability to grow food, without the hassle of owning a suburban style lot

- Have an interest in advocating for more public spaces, activating existing ones, or making real efforts to effect change in public policy + land development

- Want the ability to be an Urban dweller, but with a "beer budget"

These are the types of conversations we feel a Young Urbanist group can be more involved with can begin turning talk into action. We, the young urbanists, are tired of hearing about the possibilities. We are ready to create and implement them! The YU group is geared towards young people (artists, designers, students, architects, landscape architects, planners, real estate agents, contractors, developers, engineers, concerned citizens, etc) that have a passion and curiosity about Urban Design and Civic Spaces.

Get connected with your city through TURBO or our PechaKucha presentation series!

TURBO: Tactical URBanism Organizers. This group uses tactual urbanism methods, which are small and often temporary changes to the built environment that will ideally turn into permanent change across the city. Tactical urbanism is mostly started by regular citizens and goes strait to action in order to avoid slow and inhibiting bureaucracy.

PechaKucha Nights: PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.


Upcoming Events

PechaKucha Night: Vol 27, I.T. City

PechaKucha Night: Vol 27, I.T. City

This PechaKucha Night will feature speakers involved in Nashville tech scene!  Check back later to see the list of speakers + topics, and get your tickets below!

Doors Open - 5:30pm  |  Presentations Begin - 6:00pm

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. PechaKucha Nashville is hosted by NCDC's Ron Yearwood, and features artwork by local artists on the posters created for each event.

For more information about PechaKucha Night and where it began, go to the global website.

Get your tickets below! (Having trouble seeing the tickets? Go to the Eventbright Page)

 

 

Transit Mixer: Tunnel Visioning

Transit Mixer: Tunnel Visioning

Join us for our February Transit Mixer! We are excited to co-host with Urban League of Middle Tennessee at the newly renovated Woolworth on 5th. We coud not be more excited to host this mixer here durring Black History Month where the momentous Nashville lunch counter protests took place in February of 1960.

Exciting topics up for discussion: The proposed transit plan including a special presentation on tunnel technology, MTA system improvements, & Voting in May.

Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available for attendees. 

Interested in sticking around for dinner? Make your reservations for the Woolworth here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

March TURBO Meeting

March TURBO Meeting

Join us for our monthly tactical urbanist meeting to discuss upcoming projects.

RSVP Here


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