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Ron Yearwood

Assistant Director, Nashville Civic Design Center in Nashville

Sick, Sad Nashville

PRESENTED ON FEB 19, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 11

Urban designer Ron Yearwood presents the less glamorous parts of Nashville and the negative impacts of poorly designed infrastructure and sprawl. He emphasizes the importance of incorporating crosswalks at busy intersections, and explains that effecting change takes community involvement and participation. 

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Go Green in Nashville

BY BRIAN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Brian Williams, CEO of Hands on Nashville and president of Go Green Home Services, shares the effort of these two organizations in reducing residential energy usage. He encourages us all to invest in positive economic environmental changes that will benefit the people and community of Nashville. 

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Cities of Service in Nashville

BY LAUREL CREECH
@ 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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Reactivating the NoLi Neighborhood

BY RICHARD YOUNG
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Richard Young, with the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, presents on their work to transform a disinvested neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. Showcasing the power to rehabilitate neighborhoods by asking what the neighborhood wants and needs, and then delivering.

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Get Involved!

BY JULIANNE SCHERER
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Julianne Scherer talks about her involvement in transforming her Sunnyside Mall neighborhood in Chicago's Uptown from an occasioanlly sketchy street into a dynamic, friendly and attractive community.

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Nevermind Nashville

BY RYAN DARROW
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Ryan Darrow tells us the projects that were planed for Downtown Nashville but never put in place.

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Pavement Parking

BY MEG THOMAS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Meg Thomas explores the culture of our road users, and the dominance of cars. The impact of pavement parking is considered, and it looks at the creative ways people have tried to tackle the issue.

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Sad Lonely Christmas Songs

BY MICHAEL FURMANOVSKY
@ VOL 35 ON DEC 15, 2017

Michael Furmanovsky implores us to cheer up with sad sad lonely Chrismas songs. See if any of your favorites are mentioned, and check how many tears it is awarded.

 

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Creating a New Neighborhood in Detroit

BY GEORGE PETKOSKI
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

As George Petkoski works to rebuild a neighborhood in Detroit, he searches for a concept to unify the project design in a meaningful and recognizable manner. He starts with several interrelated ideas that will become the basis of a design.

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There Goes the Neighborhood

BY ERIC DEXTER
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

To some, the movie Friday (1995) was a stoner comedy about two buddies struggling to come up with $200 they needed to pay a drug dealer by 10:00 p.m., on a Friday. But, to Eric Dexter, it was more than that. It was really about how the 'characters' in the neighborhood *were* the neighborhood.