Moving Tennessee Forward

Moving Tennessee Forward

Recent national Trends indicate a significant shift in policies linking transportation and land use planning and urban design efforts.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created an interagency "Sustatinable Communities Initiative" in 2009 to better coordinate transportation and housing investments.  The following six principles were identified by the agencies: 

-Provide more transportation choices.

-Promote equitable, affordable housing.

-Enhance economic competitiveness.

-Support existing communities.

-Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment.

-Value communities and neighborhoods.

 

This book focuses on the design elements used throughout Nashville and looks at potential new developments, infrastructure, and transportation options to implement in the future.

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Alleyways of Nashville

Alleyways of Nashville

This publication shows some of the strategies that alley programs internationally have implemented in their work. Some have environmental benefits such as replacing asphalt with a more pervious material to collect water; while others have benefits for improving people's safety and perception of alleys such as providing lighting and visibility. Adopting even a few of these strategies could help transform alleys in Nashville which could becomes more active and prosperous. Most of these strategies require low maintenance, but it is important to take advantage of public space as a canvas for programming social activity. 

Fairgrounds Public Meetings Report

Fairgrounds Public Meetings Report

The Nashville Civic Design Center was asked by Mayor David Briley and the Fairgrounds Nashville Board of Directors, to facilitate a series of public meetings with the Fairgrounds Design Team, to get input in order to inform a more refined version of the Fairground Improvement Plan.

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