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

Impermanent Art Show

Impermanent Art Show

Impermanent is a collective of artists who are displaying their talents in the world of subversive and immersive art within an uninhibiting environment. A 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Nashville, TN is being transformed into an exhibit for artwork that does not rely on an established and sterile system of experiencing art. Impermanent is a one-day showcase on April 28, 2018 which includes graffiti, installation art, murals, paintings, sculptures, photography, visual projection, and skateboarding. The movement is best described as a genuine representation of ephemeral art in autonomous space that escapes the formal structures of control. These artists encourage you to detach from your preconceived ideas of how art is viewed or experienced as you move through this unique space.

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Walk Bike Nashville: Tour de Nash

Walk Bike Nashville: Tour de Nash

The Tour de Nash is Nashville's largest urban bike ride and has been organized for the past 13 years by Walk Bike Nashville to encourage people to explore Nashville's best bikeways and greenways by bicycle.

PechaKucha Night - Vol. 28: Color

PechaKucha Night - Vol. 28: Color

Join us for our PechaKucha Night where presenters will talk about the topic of "Colors". More details to come!

 

 

 

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. 


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