We work to build great communities.

Our region's communities are its heart.

 

They are the places that we live, raise our families, work, go to school, and play. 

How our communities are built and how they grow and develop affects every aspect of our lives -- what types of housing is available, how we get around, what jobs are present, the educational options we have, and the spaces we have to recreate. 

By 2045, our region is projected to grow by more than 50 percent. Those additional 1 million people will make the Nashville region larger than the present-day Denver MSA,

The decisions we make today will determine what that coming growth looks like and how it impacts the daily lives of residents. Will we choose to protect our open space and working lands? Will we invest in the vitality of our cities and towns? To ensure we don't allow sprawl to destroy what we love about our region, we must champion the types of development and infrastructure that bring not only economic benefits, but quality-of-life and environmental benefits as well. 

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discussions

Conservation Development & Agrihoods
Supporting the environment and agriculture
Public Engagement in Planning
Exploring best practices in public engagement
Great Places
Development, Design & Density
Healthy Places
Building communities that foster health
The Future of Retail Real Estate
What it means for our downtowns
Main Street Businesses
Surviving the pandemic
Power of Ten 2021
Embracing the River
Power of Ten 2020
Meeting the challenges of the pandemic