PAST EVENTS

Public Engagement in Planning

Jun 24, 2021

Public Engagement in Planning
Exploring best practices in public engagement

How can planners better engage with the public? How can residents better advocate for their neighborhoods?

Transportation & Tech

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 ​​

Parks & Open Space

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.

Creating Safe Streets

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?

Main Street Businesses

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.

Power of Ten 2020

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.

The Future of Retail Real Estate

Apr 29, 2021

The Future of Retail Real Estate
What it means for our downtowns

The retail sector has been undergoing drastic change. What does the future hold for retail in our region?

Great Places

Sep 23, 2020

Great Places
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.

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