Founded in 2000, the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to elevate the quality of Nashville's built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all.
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April 28, 2018
May 19, 2018
As a celebration of The Plan of Nashville, the Annual Luncheon and other events bring a visionary thought leader to Nashville showcasing urban design and civic engagement issues. Learn More
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An internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into pocket parks and parklets on the third Friday of September every year. Learn More
An international event series for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public in a concise presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds each. Learn More
May 24, 2018
A monthly series to present and discuss the role design plays in the city and around the world. Learn More
A quarterly lunch discussion focusing on relevant urban design topics affecting Nashville. Learn More
Neighborhood and building tours throughout Nashville highlighting new developments and contributions to the integrity of Nashville’s built environment. Learn More
Events for the young talented, creative minds advocating for great urban spaces, places and activities that engage the community. Learn More
The Nashville Civic Design Center, in partnership with the Metro Public Health Department, announced Shaping Healthy Communities: Nashville, in Fall 2011. Learn MoreBuy the Book
Partnering to make Greater Nashville a model in providing places for dogs and cats to live, visit and play by supporting shelters, homes, businesses and parks. Learn More
The Plan of Nashville is a community-based vision and set of ten principles to guide public policy, development practice, urban planning, and design. Learn MoreBuy the Book
April 18, 2017
January 19, 2017
July 5, 2016
Reclaiming Public Spaces is an initiative aimed at improving the built environment for use by all people. Learn More
Tactical URBansim Organizers seeks to make permanent change through temporary pop-up installations in the built environment.
PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into pocket parks and parklets.
Citizenship in Action represents a combination of NCDC programs & projects designed to educate, activate, assess, share and spur civic engagement. Learn More
Closed August 13th, 2012An IDEAS competition to envision the many ways that infrastructure promoting active, healthy-living could accomplish Nashville’s desire to become the “Healthiest City in the Southeast.” Learn More
Through a partnership with the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture and Design (UTK CoAD), NCDC coordinates various studies throughout the year that allow architecture students to study potential “real world” projects in Nashville. Learn More
November 15, 2017
March 9, 2017
This initiative focuses on the design elements used throughout Nashville and looks at potential new developments, infrastructure, and transportation options to implement in the future. Learn MoreBuy the Book
November 1, 2017
Citizenship in Action represents a combination of NCDC programs & projects designed to educate, activate, assess, share and spur civic engagement.