Sep 15, 2022
Conservation Development & Agrihoods
Supporting the environment and agriculture
Our region's rapid growth and development patterns has too often led to the consumption of our natural and farm lands. Conservation development is an approach that allows for development while prioritizing the protection of natural resources, open space, and agricultural lands.
Sep 23, 2020
Development, Design & Density
There is increasing demand for places that provide a mix of housing and entertainment options in a walkable, urban environment. A panel of developers and planners will discuss the challenges in creating these places and incorporating them into the built environment, as well as potential policy solutions.
Aug 25, 2022
Building communities that foster health
Our region faces many health concerns and all too often how we develop and build our communities can negatively affect residents’ health. Cities in our region can be more intentional in how they develop, ensuring they are better supporting the health of their residents.
Oct 22, 2020
Transportation & Tech
What's the future hold?
How is technology being used to better plan, design, and operate transportation systems in the region? What are the trends in transportation technology? What are the innovative applications being used in other communities? Join in on the discussion with several of Tennessee’s top transportation experts
Sep 15, 2020
Parks & Open Space
What's in the toolbox?
Protecting and expanding your community’s open space and parks to keep up with increasing demands of surging regional population growth has become very hard to manage financially. There are urgent benefits and economic value for protecting the open space and parks that we need. Hear from a panel of experienced practitioners, planners, developers and non-profits about some important, non-traditional tools that are proving successful to sustaining and expanding open space and park land in our communities’ today.
Jun 2, 2022
Building flood resilient communities
Flooding events are happening more often and becoming more severe across our Middle Tennessee region. The region’s land use patterns and infrastructure affect how these events impact our communities. It is critical that communities ensure that their planning policies, programs, and infrastructure increase their resilience.
May 19, 2021
Creating Safe Streets
Making our region's streets safe for everyone
Safe streets are vital for our communities to be thriving places that offer all residents a high quality of life. What can we do to make our region safer?
Sep 29, 2020
Main Street Businesses
Surviving the pandemic
COVID 19 has changed everything about the way retail, restaurants and entertainment venues operate. While for some it has been a death blow, others have been able to adapt and survive and even thrive. Explore how cities can help businesses during this trying time through better design and urban planning.
Aug 13, 2020
Power of Ten 2020
Meeting the challenges of the pandemic
The pandemic has shown more than ever the need for complete cities, ones that are resilient, offering residents access to multiple housing and transportation options, green space, and employment opportunities.