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NCDC Fellow Highlight

NCDC Fellow Highlight

Throughout the year, NCDC hosts various interns and fellows to help with our projects, publications, and initiatives. This year, we are hosting Edian Mece, a Design Fellow from Tirana, Albania. He is currently working on our Reclaiming Public Space, 2.0 publication.  Read more about Edian's experience at the Design Center!

About Edian

Edian is a young architect, urban planner and urban enthusiast who earned a Bachelor and Master Degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic University, Faculty of Architecture. Before joining the Civic Design Center in January 2019, he worked at the Urban Planning Department at the Municipality of Tirana, Albania. His professional experiences include working as an architect in Milan, Italy and Tirana, Albania before starting working in the public sector. A strong advocate of public space, he is also an invited professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Tirana.  Edian has been dealing with planning and design at different scales, having worked in the Tirana General Local Plan, Tirana 030, and various urban design projects.

NCDC Annual Reports

NCDC Annual Reports

The Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is pleased to present an overview of our organization’s activities, presentations, publications and financial vitality for the 2017 fiscal year. 

Dreaming Big for Public Space (Part 3)

Dreaming Big for Public Space (Part 3)

Concluding the three-part series, this article explores key considerations and next steps necessary to elevate Church Street Park and Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard into a public space worthy of Nashville. By highlighting case studies and unveiling new designs, NCDC outlines why public spaces are a hallmark of thriving, healthy, and welcoming cities.

Dreaming Big for Public Space (Part 2)

Dreaming Big for Public Space (Part 2)

In continuation of its three-part series, NCDC visions alternatives for Church Street Park. Through thoughtful consideration, Church Street Park and Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard can become one of Nashville’s defining civic spaces – one that enhances the city around it, reflects our exceptional identity, and welcomes all into the process of navigating our future together.

Dreaming Big for Public Space

Dreaming Big for Public Space

This article is the first in a three-part series released every Wednesday from Dec 5th - Dec 19th 2018. Throughout its history the Nashville Civic Design Center has worked extensively to improve the quality of our city’s public spaces – resulting in safer, healthier and better designed communities. This work has affirmed NCDC’s belief that a well designed, and programmed, Church Street Park is not only a valuable civic asset, but a viable alternative to the Park’s current form.

Crosswalk Connections

Crosswalk Connections

NCDC and the Hospital Corporations of America (HCA) teamed up to build a temporary pedestrian connection between the HCA office and Centennial Park.

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Edgy Broadway

Edgy Broadway

PARK(ing) Day has brought significant changes to Broadway since the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) first hosted it in Nashville seven years ago. Before the one-day movement came to Lower Broadway, parallel parking spanned the entire length of the street. PARK(ing) Day helped business owners and city officials realize the need for more public space on Broadway, particularly as the concentration of pedestrians has grown over the years. In fact, there has been so much pedestrian growth that Broadway is often as congested as some of the world's most populated areas such as Nanjing Road, Shanghai and 5th Ave, New York City!

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