Better Cities for Pets

Better Cities for Pets

Nashville Civic Design Center is proud to be partnering with Mars Petcare in its Better Cities for Pets initiative.  The goal of Better Cities for Pets is to make Greater Nashville, and cities all over the U.S., become healthy, happy places for people and pets in four key areas of focus; shelters, homes, businesses and parks. Mars Petcare's commitment to; public health and the connections between people and pets in Shaping the Healthy Community and reclaiming public space are exciting and we look forward to contributing to pilot projects and testing new initiatives being developed in and around Nashville.

Mars Petcare is also partnering with The US Conference of Mayors, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Mayor's Advisory Council on Animal Welfare, Downtown Franklin Association and many more.  The Better Cities for Pets program strives to bring awareness, innovative thinking and new initiatives to help make Greater Nashville a model for people & pet-friendly cities now and in the future.


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A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

A New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville

During the Spring 2016 Semester, The Greater Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requested the fourth year undergraduate Nashville Urban Design Studio to explore a proposal for a “New East Bank Neighborhood in Nashville.” The site is on the Cumberland River, just across from Downtown Nashville’s skyline. At the present time, despite its proximate location, it is an industrial wasteland: what urban theorist Alan Berger terms a Drosscape. The site is inherently bounded and constrained by the CSX mainline railroad embankment to the north, the elevated embankment of the I-65 interstate highway to the east, the Woodland Street embankment and extensive football stadium parking lots to the south, and the Cumberland River to the west. Nonetheless, with downtown Nashville’s extraordinary building boom ongoing, with no end in sight, this 55-acre location would seem ripe for urban redevelopment.

AARP Action Report: Community Challenge Grant

AARP Action Report: Community Challenge Grant

This publication is a summary of the results and findings of the Grant awarded to NCDC from AARP. This project used tactical urbanist methods to influence neighborhood change.

Neighborhood Assessment Toolkit

Neighborhood Assessment Toolkit

A continuation of both The Plan of Nashville and Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan, the Neighborhood Assessment Toolkit is an assessment and development scoring tool intended for local and community associations when engaging new development. The Toolkit is comprised of neighborhood and parcel assessment resources, along with a development scorecard based on the 10 Principles of the Plan of Nashville.

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