We want you to shape your city. 

Community participation is key part of TURBO. The built environment affects everyone’s day to day life but all in different ways. Each Nashvillian will bring their own perspective to this movement to find holistic solutions to improving public spaces across Nashville. Designs will be stronger because they reflect Nashville’s values, needs, and preferences. This website is a forum where you are given the opportunity to participate and express your needs and concerns. You also will be able to learn more about your city and others in the community with similar ideas. Together we have the power and skills to make our visions come to life. Please join in!

Creative Thinkers

Many urban thinkers in Nashville were crucial to starting Turbo in order to organize and initiate projects across Nashville. These people include:

Ali Alsaleh, Smith Gee Studio

Matt Genova, Harvard Urban Planning, Student

David Grisham, Aesh Design, Founder

Fuller Hanan

Katrina Hartwig

Eric Hoke, Nashville Civic Design Center, Design Manager

Kate Hyde, Redevelopment Lab, Inc., Founder

Michael Kenner, MiKen Development, Founder

Ron Yearwood, Nashville Civic Design Center, Design Director

Vanessa Asaro

Johnson Bullard, Kiser Vogrin Design

Mayra Cervantes, Casa Azafrán

K. Clay Haynes, Oak Tree Properties

Betsy Littrell, Manuel Zeitlin Architects

Angeligue Pittman, Native Magazine

John Pittman, Native Magazine

Kion Sawney

Abby Whisenant, Oasis Center

The Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) 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 NCDC was one of the initiators of Turbo. There have been many efforts before Turbo to improve public space, but this movement will organize citizens to join together and build on previous projects.