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Founded in 2000, the Nashville Civic Design Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to elevate the quality of Nashville’s built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all.








THE NASHVILLE CIVIC DESIGN CENTER (NCDC) is pleased to present an overview of the NCDC’s work from fiscal year 2012; July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Your support remains critical as we continue to carry out our mission of helping envision the future of Nashville. The Nashville Civic Design Center exists because design matters. Great design is at the core of a dynamic city. It fosters great neighborhoods and parks, locates ideal places for art, and creates streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transit users can harmoniously coexist. Good design can help reduce obesity rates, and improve our health and healing; it can engage youth, and even revitalize economies. Design matters, and it is our mission to encourage quality design in our community. FYE 2012 marked a very exciting time at the NCDC. We deeply appreciate your continued support, and more importantly, the future citizens of Nashville/Middle Tennessee will doubly appreciate the time, energy and talent you bring to the thoughtful growth of our city and region. We invite you to renew your membership and “come on down” for a visit! FYE 2013 is off to a fabulous start and we look forward to sharing it with you. Best,

Julia Landstreet Executive Director

Gary Gaston Design Director

The Nashville Civic Design Center is twelve years old. The leadership and participation of many in our community have contributed to our growth, maturity, impact and influence. This past year the NCDC has focused primarily on “healthy community” issues, large and small, especially in relation to the impact of the built environment on public and individual health. We know that better design and planning of civic spaces, public infrastructure and neighborhoods greatly contributes to individual health, quality of life and a healthier, more productive population. One of the NCDC’s goals is to make Nashville a model of smart planning and design as we develop and redevelop in terms of public spaces, transportation, healthy community options, and sustainability – all in the most economically feasible manner. As we succeed, the Nashville community will be more vibrant, healthy, productive and better connected than ever, assuring a better future for all who live, work, or play in our city. The NCDC serves as a catalyst in this mission. The NCDC Staff and Board of Directors appreciate your participation in the LTPON Annual Luncheon and support of the NCDC and its programs. We hope that this Annual Report ratifies that support and assures your participation in the NCDC’s future. Sincerely,

The shape we give our city in turn shapes us.

Larry Papel, NCDC Board President

Speakers & Events

• Diana Lind, editor-in-chief, Next American City, 2011 Keynote Speaker at the Annual Luncheon; Insights on what it takes to build strong, sustainable Communities • Michael Maher, Director, Charleston, SC, Civic Design Center, September 2011; the intent and process City of Charleston 2012 Bike Plan • Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief, Metropolis Magazine, March 2012; observations on design and development, Nashville and beyond • CityThink: The HBO series, “The Weight of the Nation,” NYC Active Design Guidelines, HIA Training, Philadelphia 2035: Planning and Zoning for a Healthier Community • All Aboard! Music City Star/Relax & Ride Excursion Trip to Lebanon

“The Civic Design Center is very important to Nashville because it provides a uniquely independent, non-profit, non-partisan public forum to advocate and support the highest standards for contemporary community design in Nashville.” TK Davis

Projects • Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities, released April 2012, produced in partnership with the Nashville Area MPO made possible by a grant from TDOT. Explores visionary land use and transportation concepts useful as models all across Tennessee • Design Your Neighborhood documentary – shown at the Nashville Film Festival – follows thirteen teenagers during the summer 2011 explore the transformative power of design and civic engagement • Shaping Healthy Communities: Nashville a multi-year and multifaceted research and education project in partnership with the Metro Health Department addressing the interface between health and the built environment

“What a fantastic program! You guys are doing excellent work and just wanted to remind you of that!” Adriane Bond Harris

Student Work Summer 2011:

• “Reclaiming Public Space,” TK Davis, UT CoAD • “Mixed Use Development on the Werthan Packaging Site” TK Davis, UT CoAD • “Fairgrounds Master Plan” TK Davis, UT CoAD

Fall 2011:

• “Urban Infill: Connecting Midtown to Downtown” TK Davis, UT CoAD • “Downtown Elementary School” Barbara Klinkhammer, UT CoAD

Spring 2012: •

“Creating a New East Gateway: Master Plans for the Ellington Parkway Terminus” TK Davis, UT CoAD/ Thomas McDaniel, VU Owen School of Management • “Reconnecting Downtown and Midtown: Capping the Interstate” TK Davis, UT CoAD

Summer 2012: •

“Master Plans for Clarksville’s Riverfront,” TK Davis, UT CoAD

• Academies Program for Metro

Nashville Public Schools: Engineering and Urban Planning Academy at Glencliff High School, The ACE Mentor Program

“It’s week 2 of the Architecture Program at UT and its going really great. I love how much you can do and learn in a couple of days. I’m really glad I switched to Architecture instead of engineering, so I hope you’re still doing ACE Mentors to guide students like me to find something they really enjoy” Edgar Bolivar, ACE Program Participant

Commmunity Engagement • The NCDC partnered with The Housing Fund provided assistance to Hope Gardens and Tomorrow’s Hope neighborhoods as part of the Neighborhood Improvement Program; funds awarded within the Neighborhood Infrastructure Program and the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. • Academies of Nashville - Glencliff • AIA of Middle Tennessee • Chamber Leadership Mission Trip • Chamber Redevelopment Task Force • Chamber Report Card for Education • Design for America • Downtown Residential Development Committee • East/West Connector Steering Committee • “Farm in the City” • General Plan Steering Committee • GreenLoop • Hands On Nashville • Leadership Middle Tennessee • Leadership Nashville • Live it UP Downtown Home Tour • Long Term Flood Recovery Committee • Nashville Poverty Council • Public Art Committee • REDiscover EAST • The DISTRICT • Transit Now Nashville • Urban Affairs Association • Urban Green Lab • Urban Land Institute • Urban Residents Association • US Green Building Council • Young Urbanists Working with the Civic Design Center reintroduced me to Nashville. I was reminded of those forever working to improve the city and to create community, for every Nashvillian. Kathleen Russell, NCDC Intern



PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE Grant Revenue $ 186,708 In-Kind Contributions 122,363 Special Events 90,214 Dues/Contributions 100,634 Total Revenue $ 499,919 EXPENSES Program Expenses $ 342,216 Supporting Services 186,731 (administrative costs)

Total Expenses

$ 528,947

NET ASSETS Beginning of FY End of FY

$ 97,246 68,218

OVER $50,000 Metropolitan Nashville Public Health Department University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design

$10,000 – $49,999 W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation – Susannah Scott Barnes, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Brown, Jr. The Memorial Foundation, Inc. Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization National Endowment for the Arts Singing for Change Foundation Tennessee Department of Transportation

$5,000 – $9,999 Fifth Third Bank James Stephen Turner Family Foundation Tennessee State University

$1,000 – $4,999 American Constructors, Inc. Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Barge Cauthen & Associates Batten & Shaw, Inc. Bristol Development Group Scott C. Chambers Fund

Civil Site Design Group, PLLC The EDGE Group Robert F. Feldman Frist Foundation Genesis Engineering Donna Glassford Gresham, Smith & Partners Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC Hawkins Partners, Inc. H.G. Hill Realty Company, LLC J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc. Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc. Lose & Associates, Inc. Moody Nolan, Inc. RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC Smith Gee Studio, LLC Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Third Coast Design Studio Thomas Miller & Partners, PLC. Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee Tuck Hinton Architects Steve and Judy Turner Van Pond Architect, PLLC Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Medical Center Village Real Estate Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

$100 – $999 Tara Armistead Paul Ballard William (Bill) Barkley Joseph Butcher

Chris Choate James K. Christian Hal Clark Ed Cole Keith Covington Cumberland Region Tomorrow DA|AD TK Davis William L DeLong Jim Douglas Sandra Duncan Earl Swenson Architects, Inc. Gary Everton Friends of Warner Parks Luke Froeb Gary Gaston Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc. Hamilton Springs – A Bell Property Development Nancy B. Hardaway Stan Hardaway Dr. Keith Hargrove William Hastings Clay Haynes Peter Heidenreich Dan Heller Hilton Nashville Downtown Jay Hossay Lesli Jacobs Bridget Jones Kennon Architects David Koellein Christine Kreyling Julia & Bev Landstreet Kelly & MacRae Linton

Keith Loisseau LP Building Products Carole Mackey Lisa Maki Frank May Metropolitan Planning Department Susan Morley Michael Nichols Samuel Nugent Jeff Ockerman Marian Ott Jennifer Overstreet Larry Papel Dr. William Paul Clay R Petrey, Jr. James K Pfeffer Craig Philip Joni Priest Ann Roberts Jeffrey Rymer Sherrard & Roe, PLC. Eric Shultenover Shelby Smith Gilbert Smith South Nashville Action People Judy Steele John Steele Trent Sullivan Mary Pat Teague The DISTRICT The Housing Fund Carter Todd Tolleson McCoy Robert Tuke Turner Construction

United Way of Middle Tennessee Elizabeth Walls Lawrence Weber Brian Williams Woodson Gilchrist Architects Ron Yearwood

UP TO $100 Holly Baird Sarah Brookby Community Food Advocates Patricia Conway Dane Forlines Shalini Gupta Ann Hammond Amy Lynn Howard Mary Beth Ikard Betsy Mason Stephanie McCullough Kate Monaghan Ann Murray Diane Neighbors Whit Smith James Talbott Stephanie Washburn

IN KIND ANODE, Inc. Butler’s Run Neuhoff Complex Parsons Brinckerhoff SouthComm, Inc. University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture & Design Yazoo Brewing Company




Julia Landstreet, Executive Director

Keaton Browder, Tennessee State University

Tara Armistead Greg Bailey Bill Barkley Michelle Boucher* Scott C. Chambers* Hal Clark Keith Covington T.K. Davis Ryan Doyle Hunter Gee Donna Glassford William Hastings Latrisha Jemison** David Koellein Bill Lockwood** Ron Lustig** Dr. Evelyn Nettles Larry Papel Eric Schultenover Jeff Rymer Mary Pat Teague Brian Tibbs Allison Wiemer Economy

Gary Gaston, Design Director Stephanie McCullough, Communications & Community Outreach Ron Yearwood, Urban Designer

Briana Davis, Tennessee State University Carrie Fry, Vanderbilt University Sarah Goodrich, Vanderbilt University Virginia (Ginny) Harr, Virginia Tech David Heyburn, University of Cincinnati

DESIGN FELLOWS Betsy Mason Carolyn McDonald Caroline McDonald K. Davis Jackson RESEARCH FELLOWS Amy Eskind Jill Robinson

Ryanne Hilbert, Vanderbilt University Tyler McSwain, Tennessee State University Kiera Mitchell, Tennessee State University Kyle Prichard, Dickson County High Wesley Rhodes, Tennessee State University Kathleen Russell, Vanderbilt University

Nashville Civic Design Center 138 Second Avenue North, Suite 106 Nashville, TN 37201

Young Leaders Council Board Interns: Will Carney Brendan Farran

Meghan Scholl, Westfield State University

*= Board Member through FYE2012

Gabrielle Westbrook, Vanderbilt University

** = New Board Member

Mustapha Williams, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High

Nashville Civic Design Center Annual Report, FYE 2012  

The first annual report released by the Nashville Civic Design Center

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