Sustainability

Casa Azafran Park

Casa Azafran Park

This publication was a suggestion for the adjacent parcels to the Casa Azafran Community Center on Nolensville Road. It examines three different properties that would serve several purposes for the surrounding community.

 

Seeding Spaces

Seeding Spaces

Seeding Spaces is a publication examining the state of urban agriculture in Nashville

Reconnecting Nashville’s Downtown and Midtown: Capping the Interstate

Reconnecting Nashville’s Downtown and Midtown: Capping the Interstate

The distinct nature of Nashville’s Interstate Loop as a corridor around the city has created a fissure in the topography of Nashville. Both the downtown and midtown districts are divided by the Interstate canyon. It is a significant urban fissure, in that it is a transitional zone where commuters and travelers arrive and depart the city. Intense traffic entering and exiting the Interstate discourages pedestrians and cyclists from traversing the gap. The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) has designated almost all of this area a blighted Redevelopment Zone. Unfortunately, the site’s present condition forces its proximity and excellent views of downtown to be overlooked. It is the proposal of the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to explore platforming over 3,800 linear feet of the Interstate “Canyon,” south of Church Street and north of 12th Avenue, in order to develop an air rights linear green space.

Public Art

Public Art

Nashville and Davidson County location study and typology recommendations.

Together Making Nashville Green Preview

Together Making Nashville Green

This report presents a set of 16 goals and 71 recommendations ranging from energy conservation to transportation to public participation. The attainment of our ambitious vision for Nashville’s future will require focused implementation on the part of both public and private sec-tors of our city.