Steering Committee

Julia Landstreet
Former Executive Director, NCDC

Gary Gaston
Executive Director, NCDC; Author

Christine Kreyling

Sandy Bivens
Superintendent of Nature Centers, Metro Parks and Recreation (Retired)

Jennifer Carlat
Assistant Director, Community Planning Division, Metro Planning Department

Hal Clark
Associate Principal, Civil Site Design Group; NCDC Board of Directors

Laurel Creech
Chief Service Officer, Mayor's Office

Ed Cole
Executive Director, Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee

Chastity Hemmer-Mitchell
Senior Director, Government Relations, the American Heart Association; Policy Advocate, Tennessee Obesity Taskforce

Audra Ladd
Project Manager, Middle TN land use and open space, The Land Trust for Tennessee

Bert Mathews
Developer, President of the Mathews Company; President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce

Leslie Meehan
Director of Healthy Communities, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tennessee Obesity Taskforce    

Leslie Newman

Toks Omishakin
Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Jeff Ockerman
Director, Division of Health Planning, TN Government

Bill Paul
Director of Public Health, Metro Nashville Health Department

Doug Perkins
Professor of Community and Environmental Psychology,
Community Research & Action program, Vanderbilt University

Leslie Speller Henderson
Professor of Agriculture & Human Science, TN State University

Recent Projects

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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