"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."
"Place in Fiction"
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.
Click below to view and download sections of The Plan of Nashville.
Foreword by Mayor Bill Purcell
Preface by David Minnigan
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
"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
"Phoenix Rising" by Ann Roberts
"Back to School" by Christine Kreyling
"Building the Affordable Neighborhood, One Step at a Time" by Steve Neighbors
Ideas into Reality
Citizen Planners: Documenting the Process