TURBO is part of the Nashville Civic Design Center 's Reclaiming Public Space initiative.
We are fans of walkability, public transportation, public art, biking, green space and less traffic.
We inspire permanent change through temporary projects surrounding mobility, safety and beauty.
What is Turbo Nashville: Turbo is a group of Nashvillians dedicated to improving our community's built environment. Everyone can join and create projects our city needs.
Mission: Influence three-dimensional change in communities' built environments, specifically in regards to beauty, safety, and mobility.
What is the purpose of this website: The purpose of this website is to create a space where Nashvillians can learn about tactical urbanism in their city and similar initiatives elsewhere, see TURBO projects, post opinions, identify future projects and locations, and join the tactical urbanism movement.
What methods do we use: We use tactical urbanism methods, which are small and often temporary changes to the built environment that will ideally turn into permanent change across the city. Tactical urbanism is mostly started by regular citizens and goes straight to action in order to avoid slow and inhibiting bureaucracy. However, some city governments, such as New York City, also use tactical urbanism as a way to test out new public space projects. Examples of tactical urbanism can range from bus stop benches, temporary bike lanes and crosswalks, The Better Block movement, temporary pedestrian plazas, outdoor seating and more.