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!
The Nashville Civic Design Center has been fortunate to host over 100 fellows and interns during its nearly 18 years. This spring we had nine current or former fellows/interns graduate from universities across the country, gaining both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each spent significant time with us and contributed significantly to our work and mission. Our sincere gratitude, appreciation, and respect for all you have accomplished! Congratulations and best wishes for the future!
Tennessean opinion piece by Kem Hinton on a missed opportunity to implement public space in downtown, proposed by NCDC 13 years ago. Our proposed public plaza would have faced the Ryman and emphasized its historic presence in Nashville. (photo credit Tennessean)
This summer the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) led an intensive three-week design camp that paired NCDC staff members with 15 students, all focused on creating plans to help make the Nolensville Pike community a safer and more cohesive place.
Check out the Nashville Civic Design Center App!
NCDC is proud to announce our own App! Features include program updates and highlighted speaker profiles, chances to connect with NCDC members, and more!
The app is currently under a “BETA” phase and will slowly introduce new features including enhanced:
Event Interaction with speakers and the audience.
Neighborhood and community feedback for NCDC projects.
Stay tuned for updates, and if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding the app, contact email@example.com.
Great insight on changing job categories in our largest cities, and a caution to rapidly changing cities like Nashville.
Over the past few years, more and more Nashvillians have been feeling the effects of the affordable housing crisis - and this has led to some great dialogue about how to ensure the city is accessible for all the people who make it a great place to live, work, and play.