Building a More Diverse Nashville
Making Change to Racism & Real Estate
Decades of institutionalized actions and policy have resulted in racial discrimination and inequality. We find ourselves at a moment in time to embrace new opportunities to learn, to listen, and to engage. To build a Best Nashville, we first must build trust and understanding among new partners and learn about inclusion, equity, and discrimination in real estate and around our city.
In late January 2020, ULI Nashville and its program partners started the conversation by hosting “A Fishbowl Conversation: Exploring the Balance Between Economic Development, Gentrification, and Displacement.” For the remainder of 2020, the Face-to-Face series began to establish trust and exchange honest conversation among new communities, much like the Fishbowl but in small-group discussions of 6-8 participants. 2021 will be devoted to working within our wide range of partners to identify recommended Action Steps that address making changes in diversity, housing affordability, gentrification, and related areas.
ULI Nashville would like to share its Statement of Commitment here:
Read about our work:
- Part 1: January 2020: Fishbowl Conversation
- Part 2: Spring-Fall 2020: Face-to-Face: Conversation Series for Learning & Listening
- Part 3: 2021: Face-to-Face: Planning for Action
Read about ULI’s other DEI work:
The mission of ULI Nashville’s Building a More Diverse Nashville Initiative
As ULI pursues its mission of education and networking to share and facilitate the best practices in land use and city building, it must also use its platform to expand discussions on racial and ethnic discrimination in real estate, planning, and design, both historically and in the present day.
ULI Nashville is committed to using its resources and community at this critical time to:
- Further expand the audience for conversations on inequalities, inequities, and injustices.
- Listen and learn as we seek to build a foundation on greater understanding.
- Work collaboratively to create solutions that improve inclusion and expanded equal opportunities.
- Represent greater diversity within the District Council and through its outreach.