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photo of planner talking with community membersEntering a new phase of NashvilleNext

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 - and we're still receiving your thoughts and comments at the online link below.

photo of child picking a guitarThere's still time to Pick

Review and rate the three potential futures on our online survey - and learn more on our Pick Nashville's Future page.

NashvilleNext 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.

New: Affordable Housing and Gentrification comments

We've prepared a detailed report on comments made during the June 30 public discussion, where over 300 community members shared their thoughts on the positive and negative consequences of new development.

August 5: Transportation and Mobility

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the August 5 small-group discussions

July 10: Culture and Placemaking

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the July 10 small-group discussions

June 30: Affordable Housing and Gentrification

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the June 30 small-group discussions

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.