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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.

Coming up: Economic growth

Courtney P. Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, will discuss "Strategies for Growing Nashville's Economy Over the Next 25 Years" at 5 pm Monday, September 29, at the Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard.

Please let us know if you're planning to attend

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.