Civic Leadership Forum

The mission of the ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum is to build Nashville’s best future by enhancing the dialogue and understanding between local decision-makers and the private land use and development community.  Participation in the ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum will reinforce the timeless value that strong communities are built through mutual understanding, productive communication, and good partners. 

Civic Leadership Forum

Mission 

The mission of the ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum is to build Nashville’s best future by enhancing the dialogue and understanding between local decision-makers and the private land use and development community.  Participation in the ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum will reinforce the timeless value that strong communities are built through mutual understanding, productive communication, and good partners.

The Civic Leadership Forum will provide a setting and a framework for conversation on:

  • the fundamental forces that shape and affect the built and natural environment;
  • best practices in real estate and the use of land;
  • effectively assessing impacts and opportunities that result in building better places. and;
  • the important leadership and decision-making role of elected officials that impact the real estate development process and its challenging issues.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their role in shaping the built environment and learn tools, strategies, and talking points to make the best decisions for their constituents, the city, and its future.

The Civic Leadership Forum (CLF) is developing a catalogue of concise Myth vs. Fact cards detailing quick facts based on published industry research.

Series #1: Higher-Density Development Myths vs. Facts on:
Public Services & Infrastructure
Property Value
• more to come!

Thank you to The architect WORKSHOP for design and printing!

Thank you to the ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum Committee for content:
Tabitha Crawford, Chair, Cole Scott Group
Stephen Brink, First Southern Mortgage
JP Cowan, TMPartners
Marshall Crawford, The Housing Fund
Ed Henley, Pillars Development
Chip Howorth, S+H Group, LLC
Kate Hyde, Redevelopment Lab
James Kennon, The architect WORKSHOP
Kyle McGavin, MarketStreet Enterprises
Matt Schlicker, Kimley-Horn Associates
David Wicker, Stites & Harbison, PLLC