Collaborative Action for Quality Growth


Cumberland Region Tomorrow brings people together to address regional challenges and opportunities we face with the future growth and development of Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to foster communication, collaboration and action as we help plan for the long-term livability, economic vitality and sustainability of this place we call home.

CRT is a collaborative regional partnership that works at the local, regional, state and national levels to:

• Convene regional leadership on shared issues of regional importance

• Address our regional issue of land use and Quality Growth through CRT’s Quality Growth tools, resources, and services

• Create Tennessee’s first Sustainable Communities Network through our regional, state, and national partnerships

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Pick the Nashville you want to live in

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As the Nashville area continues to grow and develop, Nashvillians are getting accustomed to having more restaurants, parks, shopping, and housing options to choose from.  Now, thanks to the Metro Planning Department’s NashvilleNext summer outreach, residents can also choose what the city will look like for the next 25 years.

Planners and community members have spent the last year and a half listening to the community’s thoughts and guidance on what Nashville could become, and it is now time to start picking our best potential future.  Through drop-in community meetings, an online survey, or small group meetings, residents can choose between three different scenarios that will guide the growth of Nashville-Davidson County over the next 25 years. The Planning Department has produced a short video explaining each scenario, and will be providing in-person information at three Town Hall meetings set to address specific topics that have emerged as particularly important to Nashville citizens. The first of these meetings focused on housing and gentrification and was held Monday, June 30 at the Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Avenue.

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the NashvilleNext website.

Nashville MSA ranks 2nd in sprawl—Attend 2014 POWER OF TEN Regional Summit for Solutions

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Among the largest metro areas in the country, the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprised of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson Counties, is second only to the Atlanta region for urban sprawl, according to a report released Wednesday, April 2nd by Smart Growth America.

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New NashvilleNext Report Shows 2013 Accomplishments and What’s Next

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NashvilleNext is the two-year process to update Nashville’s General Plan, an integrated effort to ensure our prosperity and well-being for the next 25 years, drawing on the needs, ideas and input of people who care about Nashville. NashvilleNext launched in 2013, engaging thousands of Nashvillians in discussing what the future should be for their city and county. Informed by national experts and local trends, NashvilleNext is building a community vision and a plan to achieve.

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