Nashville’s transition from a suburban focus to offering a vibrant 24/7 central business district did not happen overnight. Starting in the early 1990s, a succession of progressive mayors pushed toward positioning Nashville as the “it” city, as it was deemed by the New York Times in 2013. As mayor, Phil Bredesen landed the Titans NFL team and then the Predators NHL team, and Mayor Karl Dean oversaw delivery of Music City Center—during the Great Recession, no less—which continues to attract unprecedented hospitality development. In this session, key planners and developers lead a panel discussing the dynamics shaping the future of Nashville’s downtown and its neighborhoods, as well as some lessons learned by the city regarding policy and planning.
A ticket is required to attend this session, however there is no additional cost. Seating is limited.