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Connected Nashville Dimension 4: Smart Living

Smart living represents a holistic approach to responsible management of the various elements of Nashville life. Promoting our culture, wise use of resources and ready access to affordable housing are all part of making Nashville a great place to live. Keeping Nashville a safe, happy and culturally vibrant city means taking care of both visitors and residents. A livable city is one that uses technology to gather, use and disseminate information on factors that affect the happiness of its residents while recognizing and respecting personal privacy.

Strategies in Dimension 4, Smart Living

Strategy 13: Develop a Tool to Assist Residents in Accessing Affordable Housing Options in the City

There are many programs aimed at making housing more attainable for more people. However, even with the variety of programs that exist, a lack of cohesiveness results in a lack of knowledge about the variety of options that fall under the affordable housing umbrella. The additional challenge is that home inventory turnover in Nashville is quicker than the national average, and quickly rising rental costs can make the housing search cost-prohibitive. Current and potential residents will benefit from a single point of information about opportunities to find high quality, affordable, safe and attainable housing options in Davidson County.

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Strategy 14: Implement Proactive Tourism and Crowd Management

Nashville has long been known as one of the nation’s most vibrant tourist destinations, and is poised to continue that momentum into the near future. According to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., Nashville attracts over 13 million visitors every year. Planning for crowds, monitoring crowds and managing crowds are essential elements of a smart and connected city. Nashville has the opportunity to use technology to enhance the tourism experience for visitors and provide more efficient crowd management tools for city management.

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