The Tennessean

Urban planning is front in center in Nashville, with a general plan update underway and a mayoral election looming on August 6. One candidate took to the editorial pages of The Tennessean to lay out a housing and transit agenda.
Aug 4, 2015   The Tennessean
The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "State of the MTA" report, detailing the system's need for additional funding to improve in pace with the needs of a growing populace.
Jul 22, 2015   The Tennessean
As affordable housing and its related challenges—gentrification, preservation, and displacement, for example—become more challenging in Nashville, candidates in the city's 2015 race must take a stand on the issue or risk alienating voters.
Mar 16, 2015   The Tennessean
Bike boxes, a European import, may not have received as much attention other novel bike facilities such as protected bike lanes, but they are spreading. Nashville's first bike box accompanies a road diet and buffered bike lanes.
Sep 10, 2014   The Tennessean
Josh Brown reports for the Tennessean on the unintended consequences of a fee waiver meant to encourage infill development—developers are readily choosing to pay the fee instead of building sidewalks.
Aug 27, 2014   The Tennessean
Two decades of phenomenal growth have transformed Nashville into 'one of America’s hottest success stories.' In an op-ed for The Tennessean, Bill Freeman argues that for the area to continue to grow wisely it will need to embrace regional planning.
Aug 5, 2013   The Tennessean
Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, TN spoke yesterday about his belief that the area needs a regional transit system, and now. Said Dean, "We need to be bold, not afraid and push forward fast."
May 29, 2009   The Tennessean
<p>Politicians in Georgia are pushing a resolution that would redraw the state's border with Tennessee so that a plentiful river would lie within the boundaries of water-poor Georgia.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The Tennessean
<p>A severe water shortage is threatening Atlanta, and critics blame the region's unchecked growth as a primary cause for the its current predicament.</p>
Nov 29, 2007   The Tennessean
<p>A non-profit group is trying to convince Nashville-area cities and counties to engage in regional planning and cooperation to halt the region's fast-expanding sprawl.</p>
Nov 28, 2007   The Tennessean
<p>While programs for moderate-income first-time homebuyers are popular with residents, support for low-income rental housing remains low.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The Tennessean