Many residents from across Davidson County increasingly feel overwhelmed by the rapid development in their neighborhoods and frustrated in their attempts to understand and engage in the process.
28 neighborhood and community leaders met from August 2018 until June 2019, and closely examined the metro planning process. The think tank was organized and facilitated by Neighbor 2 Neighbor. During their time together, the leaders identified over 50 barriers to resident and neighborhood participation and engagement. The culmination of their work is the White Paper commissioned by Neighbor 2 Neighbor, "Improving Nashville's Neighborhood Engagement in Land-Use Decision-Making."
The White Paper provides a blueprint (or road map) outlining a new approach that cities across the country are taking to better engage local residents and neighborhoods in the planning and approval process. It offers numerous recommendations that would significantly reduce current barriers to resident and neighborhood engagement.
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