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Background Reports

In-depth reports on issues affecting growth, development, and livability, written by volunteer teams of local experts.

Expert analysis

Reports by two nationally-recognized consultants who have studied our local planning issues:

"Greater Nashville: Trends, Preferences, and Opportunities" (growth and demographic change)

by Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, director of the University of Utah's Metropolitan Research Center

"Local Solutions for a Regional Vision" (taxation and land use patterns)

by Joe Minicozzi, principal, Urban3

Smart Growth America's case study, "Fiscal impact analysis of three development scenarios in Nashville-Davidson County, TN," addresses revenue and cost issues in Lenox Village, Bradford Hills, and the Gulch.