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Guiding Principles of Connected Nashville

This document presents a number of specific strategies and actions that have the potential to make Nashville a smarter and more connected community. These strategies are not all-inclusive, nor can they anticipate future developments and demands. To guide future efforts, the Connected Nashville working group has developed the following guiding principles for Metro Government and our partners to consider as technology and data are used in the community.

Guiding Principle: Collaborative

Connected Nashville is focused on meeting community goals through active partnerships with engaged residents, academic partners, nonprofit agencies and the business community, along with government agencies within the Metropolitan Government, in surrounding counties, and at the state and Federal levels to maximize both opportunities and impact.

Guiding Principle: Community Focused

Connected Nashville is focused on meeting community goals to promote a high quality of life for all Davidson County residents, and a welcoming environment for visitors to Nashville. Using technology for community benefit includes respecting the need for individual privacy, protecting sensitive information, acknowledging citizen concerns and ensuring responsible and beneficial use of data and information.

Guiding Principle: Equitable and Inclusive

Connected Nashville is focused on meeting community goals that promote social, cultural, educational and economic opportunity and ensure inclusion, availability, affordability, and public access to the benefits brought by technology.

Guiding Principle: Responsible and Transparent

Connected Nashville is focused on meeting community goals to foster government that is open, transparent and accessible to our residents.

Guiding Principle: Sustainable & Resilient

Connected Nashville is focused on meeting community goals in a manner that is designed for endurance over the long run and with the ability to be adaptive and manage inevitable change.