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photo of planner talking with community membersMaking policy decisions

We've just completed a summer-long series of 25 informal, drop-in discussions around Nashville and Davidson County, where community members reviewed three possible "futures" - ways our city and county might grow and develop.

Public input from those conversations is being included and considered as planners create a "preferred future" which will be ready for community review in October.

photo of table discussionNashvilleNext Community Conversations

These public events include a presentation from a nationally-recognized expert on a growth-related issue, followed by open and constructive discussion among audience members.

Economic growth: "Some very productive conversations"

Over fifty business and community leaders participated in group discussions and heard a presentation from Courtney Ross, chief development officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, on September 29 at the Adventure Science Center.

Video of that event is being prepared and will be posted here within the next few days; comments gathered during the table discussions will be considered as planners prepare a "preferred future" for public review in late October.

New report: Culture and Placemaking

This report examines how public and private partnerships might shape the physical and/or social character of a city or neighborhood through the arts. It includes comments and direction received during a community discussion on July 10, 2014.

Culture and Placemaking report

Report: Equitable Development

This report addresses community concerns, received during the NashvilleNext process, about affordable housing and gentrification. It was prepared in cooperation with Vanderbilt University researchers, and draws from comments received during the June 30, 2014 Community Conversation, a listening session, and interviews with local and national experts on affordable housing.

Equitable Development report

Previous topics

Transportation and mobility

Culture and placemaking

Affordable housing and gentrification

Our detailed report on comments made during the Affordable Housing and Gentrification public discussion, where over 300 community members shared their thoughts on the positive and negative consequences of new development

Photo of planner addressing Commissioners from podiumVideo: reports to the Planning Commission

Commissioners receive an update on NashvilleNext's progress during each regular meeting.

July 24 - Resource Teams' progress

Previous reports

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Community outreach

photo of small-group discussion at community meetingWe're actively seeking out as wide a range of public input as possible - and, in many cases, building new connections to communities which had not previously been involved in the planning process. Details are on our Community Outreach page.

Resource Teams: creating future possibilities

photo of Resource Team meetingExpert panels of local volunteers continue to provide advice and guidance on specific topics. Learn more about them on our Resource Teams page.