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"Whatever our place, it has been visited by the stranger, it will never be new again. It is only the vision that can be new; but that is enough."

Eurdora Welty,
"Place in Fiction"
(1956)

The Plan of Nashville is a community-based vision of how the urban core of Nashville should look and work in the twenty-first century. The purpose is to help the central city hold its place in civic life. In contrast to the over 100 previous plans created for Nashville, The Plan of Nashville looks at the entirety of Nashville, and was the first comprehensive plan for Nashville in nearly 50 years. Further, The Plan of Nashville established the 10 Principles, which continue to guide the work of NCDC.

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Foreword by Mayor Bill Purcell

Preface by David Minnigan

Introduction

Nashville Past and Present

"A Nashville for Everyone" by Bill Barnes

"For Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, We Must Have Cities" by C.W. Westfall

Avenues to a Great City: The Ten Principle

Nashville and Its Region: Making Connections

Embracing the Cumberland River

Getting Around

"Reforming the Arterials: Streets that Move Cars and Create Great Places"
by Rick Bernhardt 

"Uncommon Sense" by Christine Kreyling

"But...But...But... Where Will the Traffic Go?" by Walter Kulash

"Tear it Down!" by John O. Norquist

"Spaghetti Junction" by David Koellein

Nashville and Its Downtown: Creating Civic Space

"The Axis in Urban Design" by Gary Gaston

"The Importance of Civic Space" by Keel Hunt

"You Can't Get There From Here" by Christine Kreyling

"The Nashville Convention Center: Where to Put a New One and What to Do with the Old One"

"Putting the Public in Public Art" by Jack Mackie and Jerry Allen

Nashville and Its Neighborhoods: Fanning the Flames of Place

The River District

Northeast Nashville

East Nashville

"Phoenix Rising" by Ann Roberts

SoBro

"Back to School" by Christine Kreyling

The Gulch

Midtown

"Building the Affordable Neighborhood, One Step at a Time" by Steve Neighbors

Ideas into Reality

Citizen Planners: Documenting the Process

Recent Projects

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.

Franklin Pike Multi-modal Path

Franklin Pike Multi-modal Path

Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill. The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike.Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill.

The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.

Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike. This connection could bridge the gap between Oak Hill residents, Radnor Lake State Park, Oak Hill is a satellite city of Nashville, TN located less then 4 miles south of downtown Nashville along Interstate 65 between Nashville and Franklin. The main spine of Oak Hill is Franklin Pike which connects it to Brentwood and Berry Hill. The location is conveniently accessible allowing for several commuting options along I-65, Franklin Pike, etc. Oak Hill is also the gateway to Radnor Wildlife Refuge area, a major asset to the entire region attracting over 1.45 million visitors in 2017.Oak Hill Mayor, Heidi Campbell, approached the Nashville Civic Design Center with the idea of creating a multi-modal path along Franklin Pike to better connect Oak Hill with the Walk N Bike Master Plan, the future and existing greenway network by taking advantage of the right-of-way along Franklin Pike.

Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots

In Nashville Civic Design Center's "The Nashville Plan: Shaping the Healthy Community" seven transects are identified that make up Davidson County. Each of these zones have their strengths and challenges as they strive to form a healthy, safe community. This publication of the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is aimed to make us rethink how public spaces in Davidson County can be reactivated across various scales. The report looks at five individual sites within their respective “transect zone." They are: Natural and Rural, Suburban, Center, Urban, and Downtown.

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