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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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The Vandy Bubble

BY KRISTEN MCDANIEL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Kristen McDaniel, student at Vanderbilt University, presents the "Vandy Bubble" and how Vanderbilt's campus relates to the 6 environment factors identified in Shaping The Healthy Community, The Nashville Plan.

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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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Sidewalks and Stormwater

BY ADAMS CARROLL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Adams Carroll, programs manager with Walk/Bike Nashville, presents problems with sidewalk and stormwater infrastructure in Nashville, and offers solutions to overcome these issues.

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Nashville Grown

BY SARAH JOHNSON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Sarah Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Nashville Grown, presents the current state of local farming in middle Tennessee. She emphasizes the importance of supporting local farms, eating local food, and getting access to better land. 

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Creating a Community Boathouse

BY BRAD NORRIS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Brad Norris, architect and member of the National Rowing Club, presents the ideas and initiatives in progress to bring a community boathouse to downtown Nashville's riverfront.

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Sick, Sad Nashville

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

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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Siting our Schools

BY MARY BETH IKARD
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Mary Beth Ikard presents issues that come with school siting policy decisions, and explains how siting has implications for the regional transportation system and quality of life in communites. 

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Aquaponics

BY AUSTIN LITTRELL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Austin Littrell utilizes aquaponics - a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics - to increase use and awareness of urban agriculture. In the wake of industrial agriculture, which often involves genetically modified crops and liberal use of pesticides, we need new techniques to grow accessible, affordable, and healthy food. 

 

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PKN Posters: Nashville Vol. 10

The clock is ticking! This very classy poster was designed by the talented Jessi Menish for the PKN Nashville's upcoming Vol. 10 evening.
The event will be held this Wednesday, and will feature ten presenters speaking on topics aplenty! 
If you'd like to see presentations from their previous volumes, be sure to check out their YouTube channel.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ron Yearwood

    Ron is a Nashville native, urban designer with degrees in both architecture + urban design. He coordinates the NCDC's Young Urbanists group, PARK(ing) Day Nashville and enjoys urban farming in his community garden. He has a passion for creating and envisioning a more livable, better connected and healthier city.

  • Gary Gaston

    Gary Gaston is the Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center, and a Lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Gary joined the Design Center in 2002, and has led numerous planning efforts for the organization. Gary was a principal contributing author to The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City, published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2005, and he co-authored Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities, published in 2012. Next City Magazine named Gary a “Next American Vanguard” in 2010. Gary served as the project director and executive producer of the NEA funded documentary film Design Your Neighborhood. Gary is currently working on a new book, Shaping the Healthy Community, to be published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2014.