Past Nashville Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

May 07, 2014
@ The Bridge Building, River Center

For the 12th volume of PechaKucha Night Nashville, we explore the ins and outs of our city's water related infrastructure and the designers behind the scenes making it all a reality. The Cumberland River Compact will be hosting the event in their downtown River Center located in the Bridge Building: 2 Victory Avenue, Suite 300 | Nashville, TN 37213
Doors open at 5:30pm, presentations begin at 6.

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The Bridge Building

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

David Powell, Principal at Hastings Architecture, discusses the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO) Building's renovations, bringing it up to today's codes standards with LEED Platinum certification. Part of Phase 1 for the Riverfront Redevelopment Project.

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Green Infrastructure in Nashville

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Rebecca Dohn of Metro Water Services - Stormwater Division emphasizes the importance of Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID) in Nashville, specifically the positive effects that green roofs and trees would have on our city. Also explains the Green Roof Rebate Program.

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Cities of Service in Nashville

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Laurel Creech, Chief Service Officer of the Mayor's Office, speaks about Cities of Service, started by 19 different Mayors across the United States, including Mayor Karl Dean. Specifically describes Nashville's flood recovery efforts through programs such as Impact Nashville, the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, and Neighborhood Challenge.

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Nashville's Riverfront

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Gary Gaston, Design Director at the Nashville Civic Design Center, emphasizes the importance of Nashville's riverfront, and how it can be improved upon for the future. With the help of a partnership with University of Tennessee at Knoxville Architecture students, he presents specific concepts which can transform the riverfront, ultimately preserving it for future generations.

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The Significance of Rowing

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Nora Kern, Project Coordinator at Walk/Bike Nashville and Cumberland River Compact, tells about the importance and impact of rowing - why someone would row, and how this sport can give us a new perspective. She addresses the issue that very few people have the opportunity to recreationally enjoy the river, and poses the questions how can Nashville be designed with easy water access, and how can we personally enjoy the river?

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The Chicago River's Floating Garden

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Bram Barth, Landscape Architect at Lose & Associates, explains the floating gardens project in the Chicago River. This simulateneously creates more green space in the city, while improving the quality and image of the river.

Gary Gaston
Urban Designer / Lecturer , Nashville Civic Design Center / UT Knoxville College of Architecture & Design in Nashville
David Powell
Architect, Hastings Architecture Associates in Nashville
Nora Kern
Program Coordinator, Cumberland River Compact in Nashville
Rebecca Dohn
LID & Sustainability Coordinator, Metro Water Services in Nashville
Wyatt Sassman
Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville, TN
Paul Sloan
Director, Cumberland River Compact in Nashville