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
Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s role in our ten-county region of Middle Tennessee consisting of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Sumner, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties is to encourage growth planning and implementation with a focus on livability, sustainability, and economic vitality by bringing people and organizations together to communicate, collaborate, and take action on issues of Middle Tennessee’s future growth and development.
Today is Giving Tuesday, the unofficial start of the holiday giving season. Unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, however, Giving Tuesday is a day to support the causes you believe in. It’s about giving back to your community, and taking a stand with those who work to make things better.
As a follower of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, we know that you’ve seen our region’s and CRT’s accomplishments in many ways — through this e-newsletter, on our websites, and firsthand, in the progress being made within your own communities.
Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s work happens at four levels: local, regional, state, and national. At the local level, our Quality Growth projects and pilot communities are continuing to build and enhance great places for Middle Tennesseans. Within the Middle Tennessee Region, our May 1st, 2013 POWER OF TEN Regional Summit brought together a record six hundred leaders and thinkers from across our state and country to communicate and collaborate on our six Key Issues of Regional Importance. CRT’s partnerships with state agencies, strengthened especially by the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Network, have resulted in several outstanding statewide initiatives since the network’s launch in 2012. Likewise, our continuing relationships with national-level partners like Smart Growth America and the National Association of Development Organizations are establishing our Middle Tennessee region and our state as a model for collaborative leadership and implementation.
This holiday season, for Giving Tuesday, take a moment to support and invest in our work for the future of the Middle Tennessee region. Your membership donation of $100-$500 helps CRT fund its efforts and supports the continuing regional dialogue, education, and actions on the opportunities and challenges that Middle Tennessee faces. Contributions can be made through our online payment portal or via a check sent to Cumberland Region Tomorrow/Attn: Dr. Bridget Jones, P.O. Box 150902, Nashville, TN 37215.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is creating a new long-term vision for transportation in Tennessee and public input is needed. This 25-Year Long-Range Transportation Plan provides the foundation for prioritizing transportation investments across the State. The updated plan will aid in accomplishing TDOT’s mission to serve the public by providing the best multimodal transportation system in the Nation.Read More»
In the past year, Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s outreach and communications initiatives have made great strides in supporting issues of regional importance in Middle Tennessee. The continued successes of both our POWER OF TEN Regional Summit and this weekly e-newsletter have helped inform our region’s dialogue, education, and actions about community and economic development, quality communities, and wise use of fiscal resources. In June, CRT’s Quality Growth Toolbox project was recognized with the TDEC Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for outstanding accomplishments in Education and Outreach. Our communications efforts have also expanded through new partnerships with the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to develop community education and outreach materials showcasing Tennessee’s best practices in quality growth, community and economic development, and strategic infrastructure investments.Read More»